An attorney for Cory Batey has filed a motion to withdraw from the case nearly a week before his scheduled sentencing.
Batey appeared in court Tuesday morning with his attorney, Worrick Robinson, who said another attorney would handle his appeal.
Robison told Judge Monte Watkins he filed a motion to withdraw after receiving information from Batey's family that they were attempting to hire another attorney.
Robinson said another attorney has been hired to handle sentencing and appeals.
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However, Judge Watkins said Robinson must stay on the case until sentencing on July 15.
Batey wanted to address the court during the brief hearing, but Watkins said "he can do that at sentencing."
Both he and Brandon Vandenburg were found guilty in separate retrials in the high-profile Vanderbilt rape case.
Batey was found guilty on one count of aggravated rape, two counts of attempted aggravated rape, three counts of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of facilitation of aggravated rape back in April.