GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The man charged with murdering a volunteer firefighter in Cave Junction last week met a judge for the first time Thursday.
22-year-old Deymon Edwards was arrested in Del Norte County last Thursday. Police say earlier that day he shot and killed 43-year-old volunteer firefighter, Devin Tandy. It happened at a trailer park in Cave Junction.
Edwards told the judge today he wants to represent himself. The judge recommended he get a lawyer.
“In order for a crime to be committed there must be a corpis delicti. Seeing that y’all have no actual proof on whether I harmed or injured the party that would make this entire case both null and void,” said Edwards.
Judge Bain told Edwards to meet with a lawyer before his next court appearance. At that time he can make the decision on his representation.
Corpis Delicti: the facts and circumstances constituting a breach of a law (according to Oxford Langues)
Null and Void: not legally valid (according to COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary)
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