Defendant Loses Right To A Lawyer
November 3, 2011 by staff
Defendant Loses Right To A Lawyer, A Washington state judge has ruled that with pencil and pen packaging accused Joshua Monson has lost his right to counsel because his attorneys three attacks during court hearings.
None of the lawyers was seriously injured. In the first two incidents, which occurred less than a week apart, Monson was charged with stabbing two different lawyers with pencils are smuggled from jail, reports HeraldNet.com. On Tuesday, Monson grabbed the pen used by his attorney, Cantor Jesse Everett, Washington, Cantor and stabbed in the head, witnesses said.
The attack occurred on Tuesday, prosecutors gave opening statements Monson trial on drug charges in Snohomish County. Prison officials launched an electric stun cuff leg Monson as he pounced on the pencil and then stacked on top of it, the story says. The first person to reach Monson was a police officer sitting at the table for the prosecution.
Judge David Kurtz said Monson will have to defend yourself without a lawyer and shall be bound to a special chair for the rest of the trial. Kurtz advised to ignore the jurors of the incident, restrictions and the absence of counsel.
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