New Canaan Man Charged in Wife’s Fatal Shooting Hires New Lawyer
The New Canaan man charged last month in the fatal shooting of his wife at their Down River Road home last week hired a new lawyer to represent him in the felony criminal case. Stamford criminal defense attorney Mark Sherman confirmed that he has been retained by 77-year-old Albert Kokoth, who faces charges of second-degree assault, second-degree assault with a firearm and illegal discharge of a firearm in connection with the May 6 shooting.
While he declined to comment on case specifics, Sherman told NewCanaanite.com that he expects to receive discovery, including the Medical Examiner’s reports and notes, from the state’s attorney’s office in the coming weeks. Albert Kokoth has not yet pleaded to the charges. He originally had been scheduled to appear Tuesday in state Superior Court, but that appearance was continued. His next court appearance now is scheduled for June 29.