WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A Duplin county man charged in two killings was removed from a New Hanover County courtroom after making several outbursts.
The Wilmington StarNews (http://bit.ly/1GtyBwH) reports 37-year-old Nashid Porter was removed Wednesday. Authorities say he protested Judge Phyllis Gorham’s statement that he was to speak through his attorney, Nora Hargrove, during a hearing to determine if a witness would be allowed to testify in advance of the murder trial. Porter said several times in the courtroom Hargrove was not his attorney and he can fire her.
Gorham warned Porter several times to be quiet or he would have to leave the courtroom.
Rashid has been charged in a July 2012 Wilmington killing and a November 2014 slaying of a witness.
Information from: The StarNews, http://starnewsonline.com