Jerome Power is on trial for murder, and will probably get some prison time. His time is likely going to be compounded for recent antics in court, where he decided to take the law into his own hands by pouring water on his lawyer’s head. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa resident is on trial for killing his 68-year old neighbor. Feeling that his attorney screwed him over, Powers responded with outrage.
“It should have been a mistrial,” Power said to his attorney, Steve Addington. “You sold me out!”
Power is being charged with first-degree murder, after being accused of strangling his neighbor, 68-year old Dori Bevins. Police reportedly found Powers hiding in the house when they arrived on the scene. This made him a lead suspect in the crime.
Power’s attorney is attempting to argue that there is no DNA evidence linking his client to the murder and that he would not have a motive to try and rob a woman who had no money. In addition to the water pouring incident, Power also held up a sign stating that someone else killed his neighbor, not him.
Things aren’t looking good for this guy.