MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A
man convicted in U.S. District Court in Memphis while acting as his own
attorney claims his counsel was ineffective.
According to The Commercial Appeal, federal prosecutors said
Christopher John Clark is not entitled to a new trial. In court documents filed
this week, federal prosecutor Jennifer Webber noted two mental evaluations
determined Clark understood the charges and was capable of assisting in his
Clark was convicted in
November of three carjackings and nine other felonies. He represented himself
on the first day of trial before asking that his court-appointed attorney
He faces more than 50
years in prison when he is sentenced next month.
Clark also faces charges
in the death of a fellow inmate with whom he escaped from Russellville, Ala.,
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