'Fort Dix' convict tries to oust lawyer

March 20, 2009 8:05:14 AM PDT
One of the five men convicted in the Fort Dix trial wants to fire his lawyer and waive his right to appeal. Eljvir Duka wrote the judge on Thursday that he wants to give up his rights because he rejects the American legal system. He calls it a system of "injustice."

His lawyer has not returned a message seeking comment.

It's Duka's second letter to the judge in a week. Earlier, he wrote that the judge should convert to Islam.

Duka, his two brothers and two other men were convicted in December of conspiracy to kill military personnel.

The men face life in prison when they're sentenced next month.

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