AP: TRENTON — Marcus King, a New Jersey man, convicted in two armed robberies that occurred nearly 10 years ago has had his convictions reversed and remanded back for a new trial. The New Jersey Supreme Court held the trial court made a mistake when it didn’t allow Marcus King to act as his own lawyer. The trial court barred him because it concluded he didn’t adequately understand court rules or evidence rules. King was represented by an attorney and was convicted and sentenced to 35 years.
King and two other men were indicted for robbing two hotels in central New Jersey in the fall of 2002. King initially pleaded guilty but then withdrew his plea and went to trial.
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