Sniper suspect John Muhammad is no longer acting as his own lawyer in his Virginia murder trial.
He spent two days representing himself, but now has decided to let stand-by lawyers Jonathan Shapiro and Peter Greenspun take over
The judge told the jury of Muhammad's decision this morning after a half-hour conference at the judge's bench.
During the brief time Muhammad represented himself, he cross-examined a person who had been hurt in one of the sniper attacks. Prosecutors had complained that Muhammad was getting too much help from his stand-by lawyers.
In a surprise move on Monday, Muhammad demanded the right to represent himself just as opening statements were to begin in the
death penalty trial.
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