VIDEO: Attorney for Merritt talks with ABC15

Posted at 11:11 AM, Oct 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-01 14:11:29-04

The attorney for the Phoenix freeway shootings suspect spoke exclusively with ABC15 on Thursday morning.

Jason Lamm told ABC15 Mornings he will be entering a not guilty plea for his client, Leslie Merritt Jr., in court on Thursday morning.

100+ years for suspect?

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery told the media on Wednesday that Merritt could face over 100 years in prison.

Lamm told ABC15’s Christopher Sign, “You can take the maximum sentence for any charges and run them together and create a big number."

The attorney went onto say that Montgomery’s comments remind him of Donald Trump. He said it is a theoretical possibility that his client could face 100 or more years in prison, but there is no practical likelihood of it happening.

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Ducey Tweet: We got him!

Lamm: “I’m not real happy about it (the tweet)…I think the tweet was inappropriate, particularly from the head of the state executive branch.”

Merritt’s attorney believes Ducey got caught up in all of the drama surrounding the shootings.

Arraignment today

In addition to Lamm, Ulises Gerragut will also be representing Merritt in court.

Merritt is due in court in downtown Phoenix at 8:30 a.m.

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