Eric Lane, charged with the kidnapping, rape and murder of Precious Whitfield, will technically represent himself, even though the judge appointed two lawyers to assist Lane.
Monday's hearing to set a new court date for Lane was continued until Feb. 7.
"You're talking about the ultimate punishment -- capital punishment -- and it's paramount in everyone's mind to give everyone as fair a trial as possible," said Branny Vickory, Wayne County district attorney.
The trial has been delayed on account of a mental evaluation, Lane attempting to fire his attorney and juror misconduct.
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