Suspect Related to Fatal Shooting Hearing Delayed Again
45 Year old Carey Pilot of Pittsfield, who faces pending charges related to the October 2017 shooting death of Asiyanna Jones, will see her dangerousness hearing postponed for a second time.
The first hearing was scheduled for April 3rd, but was delayed because Pilot's attorney, Edmond St. John III was on vacation. According to The Berkshire Eagle, yesterday, St. John told a Berkshire Superior Court Judge that he needed to withdraw because he had previously represented a potential prosecution witness in Pilot's case.
Judge Daniel Ford, presiding over yesterdays proceedings, held a sidebar conference with St. John and Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Robert Kinzer. He ruled he was convinced St. John had a potential, if not actual, conflict in the case and allowed him to withdraw. Ford is giving until tomorrow to assign Pilot a new attorney, who will have whatever time is needed in order to get up to speed on the case.
On March 29th, Pilot was charged with two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, however she has not been charged with causing Jones' death, but is accused participating in an exchange of gunfire on Dewey Avenue at the time she was murdered. It remains unclear who fired the fatal shot.
Pilot has a separate open case in Central Berkshire District Court on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as an open Berkshire Superior Court matter on cocaine trafficking and weapons charges.