Olinger Murder Suspect To Represent Himself In Court

Hope he fails at defense. Fail hard.

Roberts cautioned Ruelas that he would have to prepare for trial without assistance of an advisory counsel and with no greater access to the jail’s law library than any other “pro per” defendant, which Ruelas said was one hour a week.

There are 14 weeks remaining before his Sept. 6 trial.

“I can tell you right now there isn’t a lawyer in the state who would take this case” with only 15 hours of library research, Roberts said.

“I understand, however I really want to represent myself. Honestly, I’m ready to move on,” Ruelas said. “I plan to follow all rules (and) laws and conduct myself in a very, very, very professional way.

Olinger Murder Suspect To Represent Himself In Court