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    Fri, 06 Jun 2014 06:38:15

    Ashanti Stalker Allowed to Rep Self at Trial - The trial starts next week

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    Devar Hurd, a man who stalked R&B star Ashanti, has been approved to represent himself at trial. Yeah, because that usually goes well.

    Hurd is facing 10 counts, among them criminal contempt and felony stalking. He allegedly broke the terms of a restraining order by punishing the singer with sexually explicit messages on social media platforms. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    Hurd was banned from contacting the singer and her family after serving a two-year prison sentence in 2012. He was jailed for harassing Ashanti's mother.

    Cray cray, right?

    Justice Charles Solomon granted Hurd permission to represent himself. Hurd did not like how his attorney handled the case. However, that lawyer is remaining on board as a legal advisor.

    We know… why is the lawyer good enough to provide backup but not serve as counsel?

    The pre-trial hearings are scheduled for next week.

    What do you think of this mess?

    —Carly Costello
    06.06.14



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