Man requests Jesus for legal help
Jesus, help me!
Tuesday, February 11, 2003 Posted: 10:22 AM EST (1522 GMT)
GAINESVILLE, Missouri (AP) -- A Missouri man is calling on a higher power for his legal representation.
Richard John Adams requested Jesus Christ as his trial attorney during a hearing Wednesday on tampering charges.
Adams, who described himself as a patriot and a Christian, says lawyers are "devils" who are trying to undermine the Constitution.
Ozark County Circuit Judge John Moody told Adams the only person who can speak for him in the courtroom is a lawful attorney.
Adams is charged with tampering with a judge for hostile comments made during an earlier traffic case.
He faces a maximum of 14 years in prison if convicted of both counts.