BANGOR — Carine Reeves, who is on trial for murder, is asking a judge to allow him to represent himself.
Reeves, 40, got upset at the end of Tuesday’s testimony during the cross-examination of his former lover and reported eye witness to the fatal shooting of Sally Shaw.
He asked Stephen Smith, his lead attorney, to step back to allow his second counsel, attorney Jack Baldacci, to take over.
He made the same request Wednesday morning and Justice Harold Stewart said at this point in the trial Reeves had just a few options — keep his current attorneys, fire them, find another lawyer to step in or represent himself.
Stewart said the trial would move forward no matter what.
“The decision to represent yourself is a risky proposal,” he said.
Reeves responded by saying, “They’re not doing what they should be doing.”
Reeves is charged in the shooting death of 55-year-old Shaw in July 2017 on the side of the road in Cherryfield.
We’ll update this story tonight on ABC 7 News at 6.