PORT ANGELES, Wash. (Metro) -- A Clallam County Superior Court judge says the Sequim man accused of targeting and killing two registered sex offenders last month will be allowed to represent himself at his August 6th trial.
Peninsuladailynews.com reports 34-year-old Patrick Drum told Judge Ken Williams he does not want court-appointed counsel, because he stood up for a belief that attorneys don't share.
He told the judge he would rather just speak for himself at trial.
Drum, a convicted felon, is charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the deaths of 56-year-old Jerry Ray, 56, and 28-year-old Gary Blanton Jr.
The men were found shot multiple times inside their homes in Port Angeles and Sequim.
Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Deb Kelly has until July 13th to decide whether to seek the death penalty.
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