Kout Akol, accused of stabbing woman to death, rejects plea deal, requests trial

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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.

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