A well-known southeast Texas defense attorney passed away Thursday evening. 317th District Court Judge Larry Thorne confirmed to 12News C. Haden "Sonny" Cribbs passed away.

Cribbs has represented high-profile defendants including courthouse shooter Bartholomew Granger and John W. King who took part in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr.

Visitation is set for Sunday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at St. Michael Orthodox Church in Beaumont. Services will be held Monday at 10 .m. at the same location.