Attorneys who represented a mass-murder suspect during a recent court hearing in Fresno, California, say they want off the case.
Arraignment for Marcus Wesson, accused of murdering nine of his children, was set for Thursday.
But the arraignment could be postponed again.
The two attorneys who represented Wesson on March 18th have told law enforcement officials they will no longer defend him and will ask today to be formally removed.
Sheriff´s deputies say Wesson is not allowed phone calls or visitors because investigators think he might order family members to kill themselves.
Investigators say two days after Wesson was arrested, a woman called deputies saying she was concerned about her daughter´s safety, and didn´t want Wesson to exert his influence on the family.