Ashanti Stalker To Represent Self In Trial

(New York, NY) -- The man accused of stalking singer Ashanti will defend himself when his trial begins later this week. According to the "New York Post," last week a Manhattan judge tried to convince Devar Hurd to enlist a lawyer, but ultimately allowed him to represent himself. Apparently, Hurd believes that a lawyer might try to intentionally undermine his defense. Proceedings will begin with a pre-trial hearing on Wednesday.
Hurd was arrested last year after he violated a restraining order by communicating with the singer and her family. He reportedly sent "explicit" pictures to Ashanti on Twitter and also took photos with Ashanti's sister at a party. In 2010, the former sound technician was convicted for sending the singer graphic pictures of himself.