A Cobb County murder suspect once again delayed his trial.
The prosecution and the defense were scheduled to make opening statements on Tuesday. Instead, Waseem Daker told the judge he wanted to fire his public defenders and represent himself.
Waseem Daker faces life in prison for the murder of a flight attendant in 1995. He was always a suspect, but he wasn't charged until DNA testing in 2009 linked him to the crime scene.
Daker has burned through two defense teams already. Now, he wants to fire his lawyers again and act as his own counsel.
"They're going to stay on the case," the judge told Daker. "Period. You're not representing yourself."
But if that's what Daker really wants, can the court really refuse him? The lawyers in this case and the judge overseeing it have been studying and considering the precedent overnight.
Opening statements could come Wednesday morning. Who will give the opening statement for the defense remains to be seen.