Man changes mind, to keep attorneys in capital murder case

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A man has changed his mind about firing his attorneys and defending himself in a death penalty murder case in eastern Pennsylvania.

Twenty-six-year-old Jeffrey Knoble of Riegelsville is charged in Northampton County in the death of 32-year-old Andrew “Beep” White a year ago. Authorities call the victim a “good Samaritan” who rented a motel room for Knoble because he had no place to stay.

Knoble was ordered last week to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before he would be allowed to act as his own attorney. But he said Friday that he had decided to keep his three public defenders.

Knoble also apologized to Judge Emil Giordano for using profanity during a hearing last month at which he sought to have new attorneys appointed. The judge canceled the planned psychiatric evaluation.

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