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SC Supreme Court: Pro Se Defendant Gave Up His Right to Counsel

Kenneth Hilton v. State (No. 2015-002140) Kenneth Lee Hilton appeals the denial of post-conviction relief (PCR) claiming the PCR court did not obtain a knowing and intelligent waiver of his right to counsel before allowing him to represent himself at his PCR trial. The Supreme Court finds that the PCR court obtained a valid waiver of

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SC Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals: Trial Court Erred by Denying Defendant the Right to Represent Himself

State v. Lamont Antonio Samuel (No. 2105-002401) In this case the SC Supreme Court clarifies the proper scope of a circuit judge’s inquiry under Faretta v. California, 422 U.S. 806 (1975), when a criminal defendant knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waives his right to counsel and requests to proceed pro se. Prior to his trial for murder, Lamont Antonio Samuel

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