Post, Times Weigh in on Sniper Suspect’s Decision to Represent Himself

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56117-2003Oct20.html Sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad's decision to defend himself will severely limit his ability to fend off the prosecution's case and its heavy reliance on circumstantial and scientific evidence, legal experts told the Washington Post. With only a high school education, no formal legal training and little time to learn the complicated rules of criminal evidence and procedure, which favor the prosecution in Virginia, Muhammad won't necessarily know when to object or why . . .

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