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Muhammad is Granted Right to Represent Self
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Posted by Frank G 2003-10-20 11:24:25 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [268 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 He has a fool for a client...
Posted by mojo  2003-10-20 11:27:28 AM||   2003-10-20 11:27:28 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Frank, I was so hopeful that the snipers would put up a struggle and get killed by the police. I had no desire to spend even one of my taxpayer dollars to arrest, feed, house, prosecute and defend either of them. (I would have gladly paid for the bullets myself). They terrorized me and my community for weeks and now we have to put up with a sham trial that will only result in endless procedural delays and inevitable appeals. I believe the tab has already exceeded $1 million for the defense attorneys that Muhammad just put on "standby". I won't curse on Fred's bandwidth, but I'd sure like to!
Posted by seafarious  2003-10-20 11:35:36 AM||   2003-10-20 11:35:36 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 There was a serial killer form Washington or California that really developed this strategy. I think his last name was Ng. I may be wrong, but it didn't have a vowell.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-20 12:49:03 PM||   2003-10-20 12:49:03 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 We had a guy try this up here in Mass. So the judge says okay and he gets convicted and now he wants a new trial on the grounds that he got an insufficient defense. Just a possible coming attraction.
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-20 1:18:44 PM||   2003-10-20 1:18:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 Charles Ng, along with Leonard Lake (who committed suicide by cyanide IIRC) had a cabin in the Sierra foothills in Gold Country - did a LOT of horrible things and videotaped it. Ng is on death row. These guys pull this crap as effort to set up lengthy appeals, but it seems teh courts are saying that if you had the capacity to rationally decide this, you live with the consequences....
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-20 1:30:25 PM||   2003-10-20 1:30:25 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 ...and so it begins:
"One of the things we're here for today is to find out what everyone wants to know. What happened?" Muhammad told the jury in his capital murder trial.
"There's three truths. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I always thought there was just one truth," he said. "Jesus said, 'Ye shall know the truth.'"
"The facts should help us identify what's a lie, what's not a lie," he told the jury. Muhammad, wearing a suit and tie, then told a story about how he punished his daughter for eating chocolate cookies, only to find out later that the daughter had not actually disobeyed him. He said he is similarly being persecuted by authorities who don't know the truth behind the sniper shootings.
"I know what happened. I know what didn't happen. They're basing what they said about me on a theory," he said. "If we monitor step by step, it will all show I had nothing to do with these crimes. They know this."
He said he hopes to be found innocent "by the grace of Allah."

Can anyone say "Colin Ferguson"?
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-20 2:38:26 PM||   2003-10-20 2:38:26 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Thank you, Frank. Charlie Ng, still holds the record for most expensive trial. He lasted a number of years in jail in Canada playing his rope-a-dope game of firing defense counsel. After he dies they ought to study his elemental compnents to see if there is anything special there. His last name belongs on the periodic table.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-20 3:11:48 PM||   2003-10-20 3:11:48 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Ng is a pretty common surname in Southeast Asia.

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