Man is own lawyer in trial over threat to Kansas lawmaker

Posted on AllSides January 18th, 2023
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged with threatening to kill a Kansas congressman said in federal court Wednesday that he has a “very religious” defense and is now acting as his own attorney, despite a judge's warnings that he is making a big mistake. Prosecutors hoped to call U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner, the Republican whose Topeka office received the phone call prompting the criminal charge, as a witness Wednesday afternoon. The trial of Chase Neill, 32, of the northeastern Kansas city of Lawrence, came amid what authorities say is...

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