|Published:||Feb 22, 2011 11:45 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 22, 2011 8:45 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- "This case is going to be a little bigger than you and I, your honor," said Brian Casey.
He made his debut today as his own attorney, appearing noticeably different with combed hair, glasses, and the case in his hands.
14 47 58 this case is going to be a little bigger than you and I your honor."
"I think I'd like to explain to you some of the ways a lawyer representing you can be to your advantage," said Judge Edward Volz.
The judge tells Casey he won't have the same access to law libraries, or the State Attorney's Office since he's behind bars. He offers him a lawyer one last time.
"Oh no I don't want a lawyer. I want to represent myself," Casey said.
He will now prepare for his upcoming murder trials. He's accused of killing Ryan Vanderson and Larrick Sykes.
The judge is already running into problems. Casey says he doesn't have time to file the correct paperwork because he's behind bars.
Prosecutors say they aren't preparing any differently for this case.
"We're going to do our best to be ready for the trial and not infringe on his rights to represent himself or have a speedy trial," said Assistant State Attorney Dan Feinberg.