A Fool for a Client
"I think you are making a horrible, horrible mistake that could end up costing you your life," Cook County Circuit Judge Thomas Gainer Jr. said, his eyes locked on Potts. "Do you understand that?"
"Yes, I do," said Potts, who was seeking permission today to represent himself in his trial on charges he kidnapped and killed ex-girlfriend Nailah Franklin in September 2007.
- Potts has no legal experience but told the judge he has access to the Cook County Jail's law library one hour a week and has been studying up for his case. Gainer compared Potts' plan to defend himself to reading "Chess for Dummies" a couple of times before playing Garry Kasparov.
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