Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Backyard Church Owner Says He Fired His Attorney

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Backyard Church Owner Says He Fired His Attorney

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Topekan Myron Holter, who was at the center of a controversy about a church built in the backyard at his home, said Monday he had fired his attorney, Jonathan Phelps, because he wasn't satisfied with the job he was doing. Holter indicated he hopes to find another attorney. He said he continues to work with engineer John Lyle, and hopes to arrange a meeting with Topeka code officials to learn more about what he needs to do to be code complaint.

Holter, 71, is scheduled to be sentenced July 1.

He accepted a plea agreement March 18 in Shawnee County District Court on city of Topeka code violations regarding construction behind the home he and his wife, Sally Holter, own at 5112 S.W. 33rd.

Holter was found guilty Aug. …

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