MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - Chris Jones was charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife Heather Palumbo-Jones Wednesday. His former attorney William Jones IV, who is not related to the client, pulled out long before then. William wanted off the case the Friday before Heather disappeared.
"This is every attorney's worst nightmare," said William. "He had discovered a supposed affair that weekend and then that Monday right before her disappearance he got a letter from our office just formally letting him know that we would no longer represent him."
Chris denied any involvement in his wife's disappearance Friday. He told Action News 5 that he was blindsided when she filed for divorce.
"We were a very happy, beautiful family right up until the day before she decided to leave abruptly," he said.
Germantown police requested a copy of Friday's interview from Action News 5.