Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Welcome to the new!

If you have questions, feedback, or encounter issues as you explore, please fill out our Feedback Form.

Judge Allowing Nevada Murder Suspect To Be Own Trial Lawyer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has ruled that a man accused of trying to kill his mother in 2019 and fatally stabbing her boyfriend can act as his own lawyer at trial.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Chan Park recently was found competent to stand trial after he spent about three months at Nevada's maximum-security psychiatric facility in Sparks.

The newspaper reports Park has had different attorneys so far, including a public defender and two veteran criminal defense lawyers. The 34-year-old South Korean citizen is charged in the slaying of 64-year-old Kevin Hackett at a Spring Valley home and the kidnapping and attempted murder of Park's mother, So Kim.

Sponsor Message

Prosecutors say Park could get life in prison if convicted.