Medford, Ore. — An accused murderer in Jackson County Jail requested to fire his attorney so he can defend himself during his trial.
29-year-old Robert Davies-Calhoun is accused of shooting and killing Douglas Mitchell Spaur outside a Central Point convenience store back in November.
Wednesday afternoon’s hearing had to be held without Davies-Calhoun because he refused to leave his jail cell. But during the hearing, a note from the defendant was delivered to the judge, asking to fire his attorney due to irreconcilable differences, but saying he didn’t need a new one.
Judge Timothy Barnack read back Davie’s-Calhoun’s words to the courtroom, “There is no further need to attach yet another attorney to my case because I’m mentally competent to defend myself regarding the charge against me.”
Despite the request the judge appointed a new attorney to Davies-Calhoun. The judge says if Davies-Calhoun still wants to defend himself after a conversation with his new attorney, he would let him. His pre-trial conference date is set for July 18th.