Right now, Terence Lenamon and Melissa Ortiz of Lenamon Law are in trial in Miami, Florida — a murder trial that is expected to run for around two months in the courtroom of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez.
However, Terry Lenamon and his associate are acting as "stand by counsel" for the defendant, because the defendant in this case, Michel Escoto, has chosen to exercise his constitutional right to represent himself in his criminal trial – which started today.
Michel Escoto maintains he is innocent of this crime.
Those in the Miami area may recognize Michel Escoto’s name as the man accused of killing Wendy Trapaga, his newlywed wife, with the prosecution alleging that Escoto killed his bride in order to collect on a life insurance policy.
For more details, check out the Miami Herald’s coverage of the case, including today’s article by David Ovalle, "Husband on trial in death of his newlywed wife in Miami-Dade."