The stakes couldn’t be higher for defendant Ronnie Oneal. He’s on trial for double homicide, accused of brutally murdering his girlfriend, his special needs daughter and attempting to kill his seven-year-old son. Florida prosecutors think the crime merits the death penalty, which makes it all the more remarkable that Ronnie Oneal chose to act as his own lawyer and defend himself. Acting as his own lawyer means he also got to cross-examine the state’s star witness, Oneal’s son.
FL v. Ronnie Oneal: Double Homicide Defendant Represents Himself
Court TV followed the trail and we’ll bring you excerpts of Oneal’s closing arguments as our host Vinnie Politan and famed Jodi Arias defense attorney Kirk Nurmi discuss why the old adage about the man who represents himself has a fool for a client tends to be true. Get the latest updates on CourtTV and CourtTV.com and tune in to see Vinnie Politan and the entire Court TV team review each day’s testimony on Closing Arguments weeknights from 8pm to 11pm.
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