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Death row exoneree, accused pimp will serve as own lawyer in court

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A former death row inmate and accused pimp will act as his own lawyer in court.

The development in the case against Isaiah Mccoy came Friday after a judge approved his motion to act as his own lawyer. 

Back in January, Mccoys public defender said there was a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship, McCoy then requested to represent himself. 

An attorney will be assigned for Mccoy's backup counsel.

Federal investigators accused McCoy of coming to Hawaii to establish a major prostitution ring.

He's charged with seven counts of sex trafficking for allegedly forcing women into prostitution.

If convicted, Mccoy faces life in prison.

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