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Wife beheader Muzzammil Hassan takes over as his own Attorney

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) -- Muzzammil Hassan returned to the courtroom Monday to once again ask for permission to represent himself through the rest of the trial. Attorney Jeremy Schwartz says that he could no longer work with Hassan for reasons that go to the heart of the defense. After issuing numerous warnings to Hassan, including advising him of the possibility that the jury could believe he is arrogant and a control freak, the judge granted his request. Schwartz agreed to stay on as silent council. Judge Franczyk told Hassan Schwartz would replace him if he acts up in court.
Thursday, Hassan left the court room. He was angry that the judge refused him the opportunity to represent himself and cross examine his daughter and a family baby sitter. He then declared his trial as unfair before leaving the courtroom.
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Added: Jan-24-2011 Occurred On: Jan-24-2011
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