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Pastor's attorney has concerns about abuse case

Thursday, attorney Billy Underwood filed a motion to have a court-appointed attorney for his client. Thursday, attorney Billy Underwood filed a motion to have a court-appointed attorney for his client.
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The attorney for Jeff Eddie, the children's pastor accused of sexually abusing kids at his church, said he is not off the case – at least not yet.

Thursday, attorney Billy Underwood filed a motion to have a court-appointed attorney for his client. Underwood said he is still representing Eddie at this time, but has concerns about the case.

Eddie's mother hired him to represent her son before he was arrested. At that time, Underwood said he did not know how many counts or what charges were going to be brought against his client. Underwood said this case is overwhelming and by law, Eddie is entitled to an appointed attorney. The motion also outlines Underwood's concerns about his client's ability to pay for his services.

"Either I'll help him or I'll get out of the case if they don't have enough money, but I'm not going to get out of the case yet. I owe it to Mr. Eddie to continue on," said Underwood.

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