Murder Suspect Wants To Represent Himself
George Hiotis

Murder Suspect Wants To Represent Himself

by George Hiotis on February 19, 2014

The Zanesville man charged in connection with killing someone and trying to burn his body now wants to represent himself in court.  The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says that 20-year-old Shaquille Davis made a motion in common pleas court Wednesday to represent himself.  Judge Mark Fleegle – since there were no objections by the state – granted the request.  Davis is charged in the death and burning of 24-year-old Phillip Kimbro Jr last year.  Kimbro’s body was found on fire by a tree trimming crew on County Road 15 in Morgan County. Davis is charged with aggravated murder with a firearm specification, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.  The trial is scheduled to begin February 25th in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.  This is the second time prosecutor’s have faced a defendant representing himself.  In January Timothy Daniel acted as his own attorney and was convicted on all charges in the fatal Burger King shooting incident.

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