BINGHAMTON, NY – A Binghamton man charged with stabbing a woman to death in July has rejected a plea deal and says he wants a new attorney.
24 year old Kout Akol is accused of killing 27 year-old Takecia Mitchell inside unit 2-20 of Saratoga Apartments.
Akol told Broome County Judge Kevin Dooley that he rejected a plea deal of 20 years in prison with 5 years post supervision.
The defendant, who is African-American, accused his public defender of being a racist, even accusing him of making racial slurs.
His lawyer denied the accusation and Dooley refused to assign him new counsel.
Akol says he wants to take his case to trial.