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Mother of missing girl presumed dead getting a new lawyer

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PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona woman accused in her missing 5-year-old daughter's death is getting a new lawyer.

The attorney for 38-year-old Jerice Hunter filed a motion in a Phoenix court Tuesday to withdraw from the case because he hasn't been paid.

Hunter is expected to be appointed another lawyer soon.

She has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and child abuse.

Glendale police claim Jhessye Shockley was killed and her body put in a Tempe trash bin before Hunter reported her daughter missing on Oct. 11, 2011.

Hunter told authorities that she left Jhessye with the girl's older siblings while she ran an errand and returned to find her gone.

A 96-day search at a Phoenix-area landfill ended last June without finding the girl's remains. Hunter was arrested in September.

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