Lawyers appointed for Dotson in Dennehy's slaying

Updated: October 29, 2003, 8:17 PM ET

WACO, Texas -- Two attorneys were appointed Wednesday to represent Carlton Dotson on murder charges in the shooting death of former Baylor basketball teammate Patrick Dennehy.

Dotson, 21, made his first court appearance in Texas a day after being returned to the state from Maryland.

Dotson was indicted in August in the slaying of Dennehy, 21, who was missing for six weeks before his body was found July 25 near a rock quarry outside Waco. Dennehy, who had shared an apartment with Dotson, was shot twice in the head.

Investigators have given no motive for the slaying.

Waco attorneys Russ Hunt and Abel Reyna were appointed after Dotson filled out a form attesting that he had no money. Later, they entered an innocent plea on his behalf.

Hunt said he would consider all defense options, including insanity and self-defense.

"Only a fool makes up his mind before seeing the facts," he said.

Dotson could get life in prison if convicted. He was held without bail.

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