Joseph Naso, a former Piedmont resident and suspected serial killer, told a Marin County Superior Court judge Wednesday that he has fired his second "advisory counsel" Wednesday, according to an article in the Marin Independent Journal.
Naso, 78, told Judge Andrew Sweet that he wants the court to appoint a new advisory counsel at county expense, the article says. He also complained during Wednesday's hearing about sometimes being kept in a holding cell for hours until his case was called, the Journal says.
Naso represented himself during a preliminary hearing in January and other court appearances. An attorney acting as advisory counsel can provide legal advice but doesn't formally represent a defendant in court.
Naso is charged with killing Roxene Roggasch, 18, of Oakland, in Marin County in 1977; Carmen Colon, 22, in Port Costa in Contra Costa County in 1978; Pamela Parsons, 38, and Tracy Tafoya in Yuba County in 1993 and 1994 respectively.
Naso lived in Piedmont during the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to local residents who attended Piedmont schools with his sons.