Today the Cal Supremes heard arguments in the capital appeal of the "Day Stalker." Franklin Lynch was convicted of murdering three elderly women in the late 1980's.
He appealed his death sentence, arguing that he was denied the right a fair trial when his two requests to serve as his own attorney in 1991 were refused.
Public Defender Ellen Eggers told the justices that according to Faretta v. California, Lynch had an "absolute right" to act as his own counsel.
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