Warren Jeffs, prophet and titular leader of the FLDS church, was convicted of sexual assault in Texas the other day.* He was defending himself after firing 7 lawyers in a row.
… Before the punishment phase began Friday, Jeffs said, "I request the full removal of myself as an objection to all that has been presented."
Jeffs asked to be taken back to jail, but state District Judge Barbara Walther denied his request. …
He also asked to keep serving as his own attorney, but Walther said he couldn't leave and continue to represent himself at the same time. [emphasis added]
You can’t make stuff like that up.
* The core of FLDS faithful hightailed it to Texas last decade from a town about and hour’s drive south of where I live.