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Suspect Accused In Wayne Murder Wants To Represent Himself

Posted October 4, 2004 5:37 a.m. EDT

— A man accused of kidnapping and killing a little girl wants to get rid of his lawyers.

Eric Lane told the judge he wants to defend himself. He is charged with killing 5-year-old Precious Whitfield.

Whitfield was visiting relatives in Wayne County two years ago when she disappeared. Her body was found in a creek.

The judge ordered that Lane have a mental evaluation before he rules on his request to represent himself.