There’s been a delay in the court proceedings for a Calgary man accused of killing two women, including his mother.
A preliminary inquiry was scheduled to begin Tuesday for Emanuel Kahsai, who was charged with two counts of first-degree murder last year.
But that’s now delayed after court heard Kahsai has dismissed his lawyer, Adriano Iovinelli.
“I would rather represent myself,” Kahsai told the judge Tuesday morning.
“The evidence should show I’m not guilty.”
The judge adjourned the case until 2 p.m. when it will be decided what will happen next.
Kahsai also made several outbursts talking about “electromagnetic technology” being used at the Calgary Remand Centre.
Watch below: Global’s past coverage of the investigation into the deaths of Selmawit Alem and Julie Tran
Earlier this year, Kahsai underwent psychiatric testing and was deemed fit to stand trial.
Selmawit Alem and Julie Tran were found stabbed to death in Alem’s Coventry Hills home on Oct. 19, 2015.
Alem, 54, was a caregiver for Tran, 25.
At the time, Alem had an emergency protection order against Kahsai.