The Death Row co-founder showed up at a hearing for a felony robbery case Wednesday and officially fired one of his lawyers, the Los Angeles Times reports.
When asked by Los Angeles Judge Ronald Coen to confirm booting his longtime attorney, David Kenner, Knight replied, “Kenner’s fired.” He also asked to represent himself, a request denied by the judge.
Kenner previously filed documents citing “irreconcilable conflicts” with his now former client, but the judge wanted direct confirmation from Knight.
The lawyer wasn’t the only issue brought up in court. Knight was wheeled into the room on a stretcher-chair that resembled one in the film Silence of the Lambs, his current lawyer, Matthew Fletcher, said.
Knight thinks the chair is an attempt to embarrass him. Deputies claim the 49-year-old said he was partially paralyzed, which he denies. “I walk perfectly fine,” he told the judge.
Knight and comedian Katt Williams are accused of stealing a photographer's camera last year. Both were arrested and subsequently released, but Knight was arrested again for murder. He’s currently locked up on $25 million bail.
Today’s hearing is set to continue May 27.
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