facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Man can't keep attorneys over threats

Feb. 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM   |   Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A Kentucky murder suspect is unable to find a lawyer to represent him at trial because he keeps threatening to kill them, the judge in his case says.

The defendant, Percy Brown, denied making the threats and argued with the judge until deputies removed him from the courtroom, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier Journal reported Monday.

Jefferson County Judge McKay Chauvin said Brown's case was an "interesting and unique" situation because the defendant had been through numerous attorneys since being arrested in 2008 in connection with the 2004 shooting death of 19-year-old Jennifer French.

Brown won't cooperate with his attorneys and threatens them continuously, the judge said.

Prosecutors say Brown previously said he wanted to represent himself but now wants an attorney to serve as co-counsel.

Brown's latest attorney, Ander Al-Shami, asked on Monday to be removed as Brown's counsel.

He declined to discuss his reasons.

Brown told Chauvin he had requested Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton remove the judge from the case.

Brown's sister, Vanessa Kelly, declared his innocence, saying he was "not capable" of murder.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses
2
Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama
3
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
4
U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State
5
[UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot [UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback