LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A double-murder suspect who escaped from an Oklahoma jail in 1999 made his first court appearance after surrendering to authorities last week.
David Kemp appeared in Comanche County District Court on Tuesday. He's charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the 1998 killings of his ex-wife and her boyfriend. That case has been pending since Kemp escaped the county jail in 1999.
Kemp's original attorney, John Albert, filed a motion to remove himself as defense counsel. He noted that he hadn't had any contact with his client since the jailbreak. Judge Allen McCall granted that motion Tuesday and no new defense attorney has been appointed yet.
The Lawton Constitution (http://bit.ly/un32rc ) reports a July 3 preliminary hearing has been set on Kemp's escape charge.