Graeme Zielinski - Express-News
Last Monday, on the eve of his murder trial in the 379th District Court, Richard Jett tore off his civilian clothes, stuffed them in his holding cell toilet and soiled them, resisting sheriff's deputies to the point a Taser was used to subdue him.
Today, when jury selection and his trial are scheduled to begin, Jett will be representing himself on the outset, again dressed in civilian clothes but wearing a mask to prevent him from spitting on anyone.
Daniels' son found his father's body lying on his living room floor June 14, 2006. Homer Daniels had been beaten and stabbed in his face, neck and torso.
Jett, 50, also testified that he had received his GED while in prison on a 1978 aggravated robbery rap, but had no legal training.
“I've had several trips to the law library,” he told Richardson on Tuesday.