LARGO — George Tragos of the law firm Tragos and Sartes has been hired to defend Arunya Rouch, the woman accused of murdering co-worker Gregory Janowski in March at a Tarpon Springs Publix. She had previously been represented by the Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender's Office.
Tragos appeared at a routine court hearing Monday morning, but Rouch, who has been in the medical wing of the Pinellas County Jail, did not appear. The next hearing in her case will be Aug. 30.
Rouch was fired from Publix after purportedly making threatening comments about Janowski. She is accused of shooting him in the parking lot, entering the store and shooting toward a police officer. She was seriously wounded when police shot back.
Tragos said Rouch was recovering but there was no legal reason for her to be transported to the courtroom Monday.