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-jjjjjjjjjj- 155 points ago +161 / -6

I think he was making fun of him. The dude's defense was I killed them, but my son didn't see me do it.

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TravlingThr0ugh 82 points ago +86 / -4

He did okay job. However, he admitted that he killed both of them while giving his opening statement.

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MyDadLikedBiden 140 points ago +140 / -0

He was about as good a lawyer as a father and husband.

The judge is helping to ensure that the result of the trial—conviction—stands, despite the defendant representing himself.

This is not “sniveling liberal patronizing.”

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HocusLocus 7 points ago +7 / -0

The judge is helping to ensure that the result of the trial—conviction—stands, despite the defendant representing himself.

That is a brilliant observation. 'Pro Se' represent a challenge to the judicial system because everyone is entitled to a credible defense. But what if the defendant represents himself and does so incompetently? The threat of disbarment has no meaning to those representing themselves.

So to short-circuit any potential circular 'improper defense' or even 'reason of insanity' appeals, the judge compliments defendant on sanity and technique.