Man accused of shooting wife hires new attorney

by: Mike Petchenik Updated:

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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - The family of a Sandy Springs attorney shot eight times outside of her apartment said she's making remarkable progress.

Sandy Springs police said Michael Parson shot his wife, Adina, in April while engaged to be married to another woman.

Michael Parson appeared before a judge Wednesday morning to announce he'd fired his defense attorney.

Adina's uncle, Allen Broome, was at Wednesday's hearing and told Channel 2's Mike Petchenik Adina's taking it day by day.

The hearing was the first time since police arrested Michael Parson that anyone has heard directly from the suspect in open court. Parson told Judge Kelly Lee he'd fired his defense attorney.

"I was just gonna say I have another attorney," Michael Parson said.

Lee told Parson he'll likely need time to figure out his next move.

"It's your life and you need an opportunity to talk to your attorney of record before making these decisions," Lee said.

Investigators say Parson shot his wife Adina in April outside their apartment on Roswell Road. Court records indicate Michael Parson was living a double life, engaged to another woman at the time of the shooting.

"Adina is doing much better, getting much better. She's doing it a day at a time," Broome said.

Broome told Petchenik that Adina is living with him while she recovers.

"She's a beautiful person. I've never seen her do no wrong to anyone and she loves everybody," Broome said.

Broome said Parson is now speaking and communicating, something doctors weren't sure would happen after the April shooting.

"She's going through therapy and she's doing much better and she's much happier now," Broome said.

Parson was recovering at the Shepherd Center in Buckhead, but has recently moved back home.

Michael Parson's trial could get under way after the new year.

The Atlanta Institute of Music's All-Star Monster Band and Nathan Arizona will be holding a concert fundraiser for Adina Parson on Nov. 20. Click here for more details about that concert.

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