Police & Courts

Quincy man charged in December shooting death hires new attorney

Christopher Huckstep
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Feb. 19, 2020 4:00 pm Updated: Feb. 19, 2020 4:05 pm

QUINCY -- The Quincy man charged in the December 2019 death of another Quincy man has a new attorney.

Court records show that Dennis Woodworth entered his appearance for Christopher T. Huckstep on Tuesday. He had been represented by Chief Public Defender Todd Nelson.

Huckstep, 51, faces three counts of first-degree murder in the Dec. 4 shooting death of Emond Morris, 26, in the 700 block of Cedar. Huckstep reportedly shot Morris after the two were involved in a domestic dispute.

The Quincy Police Department was called to the home at 3:36 a.m., and upon arrival, they found Morris dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Huckstep was found a short time later in the 1200 block of North 12th.

Huckstep was indicted by an Adams County grand jury on Dec. 5, and he pleaded not guilty to the charges Jan. 8.

The case had been on the March jury trial docket but was removed after Woodworth entered his appearance.

Huckstep is set to return to court March 4.

He continues to be held in the Adams County Jail on $5 million bond.

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