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New Mexico man in baby shooting case to get new attorney

October 13, 2019
FILE - This combination of Dec. 8, 2018, file booking photos providing by McKinley County Adult Detention Center shows Shayanne Nelson, left, and Tyrell Bitsilly. Bitsilly, who is facing charges in connection with the shooting of an infant girl, has admitted he accidentally fired the weapon, not the girl's 3-year-old brother. Authorities also said Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, Bitsilly is facing new charges after authorities say he tried to arrange the killings of Nelson and a retired military medic who helped saved the infant girl's life. (McKinley County Adult Detention Center via AP, File)
FILE - This combination of Dec. 8, 2018, file booking photos providing by McKinley County Adult Detention Center shows Shayanne Nelson, left, and Tyrell Bitsilly. Bitsilly, who is facing charges in connection with the shooting of an infant girl, has admitted he accidentally fired the weapon, not the girl's 3-year-old brother. Authorities also said Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, Bitsilly is facing new charges after authorities say he tried to arrange the killings of Nelson and a retired military medic who helped saved the infant girl's life. (McKinley County Adult Detention Center via AP, File)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who reportedly admitted to accidentally shooting an infant girl and tried to arrange the killing of the baby’s mother and a key witness is getting a new attorney.

The Gallup Independent reports two attorneys formerly involved in the Tyrell Bitsilly’s baby shooting case have switched jobs, creating a conflict of interest. The case is expected to be reassigned.

The 21-year-old Bitsilly and the baby’s mother, Shayanne Nelson, had told police the infant girl’s 3-year-old brother found a gun left in a Gallup, New Mexico, motel room and accidentally fired the gun.

Gallup police announced last week Bitsilly is facing new charges after authorities say he tried to arrange the killings of Nelson and a retired military medic who helped saved the infant girl’s life.

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Information from: Gallup Independent, http://www.gallupindependent.com