Alleged slumlord on trial wants to represent himself

The trial of an alleged West Babylon slumlord whose tenants died of carbon monoxide poisoning in November was hit with yet another delay Friday. Wilson Milord arrived to court without a lawyer, insisting

News 12 Staff

May 3, 2008, 1:33 AM

Updated 5,919 days ago

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The trial of an alleged West Babylon slumlord whose tenants died of carbon monoxide poisoning in November was hit with yet another delay Friday.
Wilson Milord arrived to court without a lawyer, insisting he would be representing himself. The judge questioned both Milord's legal and mental competence.
"I do not have an attorney because ? I feel like they're wasting my money," said Milord.
Milord is due back in court June 5 so a judge can determine if he has the legal knowledge necessary to defend himself. He may also be ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation by that time.
Court officers told News 12 Long Island that Milord demonstrated he knows next to nothing in regard to legal procedures.Milord has been accused of a number of housing violations, which may have led to the death of three tenants. Allegedly, Milord continued to collect rent from the deceased for six months after the home was condemned.
The defendant also allegedly implied the sole survivor of the poisoning was a murderer.
"He looks like he killed his people ? you should put that on the news," said Milord.


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