Against Lawyer’s Advice, Man Takes Witness Stand . . .

A Pittsburgh man ignored his lawyer’s advice, took the witness stand — and sealed his conviction on a first-degree murder charge, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

This story is worth a read. The newspaper reports that Timothy Lee Williams engaged in bizarre braggadocio on the witness stand, “swiftly torpedoed” his lawyer’s defense strategy and then blamed the lawyer.

The prosecutor “could barely contain his glee” after listening to Williams testify on his own behalf, the newspaper reports.

Read the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette account of a man who ignored his lawyer’s advice and took his defense into his own hands.

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3 Responses to “Against Lawyer’s Advice, Man Takes Witness Stand . . .”

  1. Actually, I was looking forward to having Andy testify. After all he said he wanted his day in court to explain how ASD operated, and the faithful said “only” Andy could explain how ASD was different and not a Ponzi like CEP, 12DP, PhoenixSurf, Megalido, and the list goes on and on.

    Of course his Attorney’s kept him from doing so in the Evidentiary hearing because they knew he would hang himself. When he filed pro se, I believed he was going to testify which would have eliminated all doubt by the still hanger-ons that ASD is a Ponzi.

    The question still remains if he will continue to act pro se in his personal case, or will use his new attorney for the corporate and personal cases. It sure would be interesting to read Andy’s Proffer wouldn’t it.

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  2. Hi Lynn,

    Lynndel Edgington: The question still remains if he will continue to act pro se in his personal case, or will use his new attorney for the corporate and personal cases.

    Charles A. Murray, Andy Bowdoin’s new attorney, filed his appearance notice on behalf of Bowdoin, AdSurfDaily Inc. and Bowdoin/Harris Enterprises Inc.

    So, Andy as a claimant and the corporations as claimants all appear to be covered now.

    With respect to the proffer, well, it’s an intriguing question, as you point out.

    Regards,

    Patrick

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  3. Braggadocio, for some reason, I think of RLG when I hear that word… wonder if he will do the same on the stand?

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