Venjah Hunte, 21, entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder last May in exchange for a 29-year prison sentence, but wants another hearing to change it.
The newspaper said Hunte has said he never entered Taylor's Palmetto Bay (Fla.) home on Nov. 26, 2007, during a robbery.
Michael Hornung, Hunte's attorney, told a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge Friday morning that Hunte should be allowed to get a new lawyer because of "a serious breakdown in attorney-client communications."
The other defendants -- Eric Rivera, 18; Jason Mitchell, 21; Charles Wardlow, 19; and Timmy Lee Brown, 17 -- all from the Fort Myers area, are jailed in Miami-Dade County.
They all have entered not guilty pleas and are being held without bail.
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