December 23, 2009 8:06 AM

Man unsuccessfully acts as his own lawyer in robbery case

The Buchanan County Courthouse hosted amateur hour Tuesday. Charged with robbing the Woody’s Mini Mart last year, Arthur Monk decided to fire his public defender and represent himself in circuit court. Wearing orange scrubs and shackles, Monk, 52, attempted a defense at his bench trial that vacillated between comical and hopeless.

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