Supreme Court denies appeal from man forced to represent himself, sentenced to death

Washington Times - 02-19


The Supreme Court denied an appeal Tuesday from a man sentenced to death after being forced to represent himself as a form of punishment for harassing his lawyers. Tony Von Carruthers was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder and ultimately sentenced to death by a jury in Tennessee, but he appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court, arguing his Sixth Amendment right to counsel had been violated.