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Man fakes heart attack in court, gets 42 years anyway (with video)
Dayton Daily News ^ | Monday, June 30, 2008 | Lou Grieco

Posted on 07/06/2008 8:15:48 AM PDT by van_erwin

DAYTON — The second time Keison Wilkins acted as his own attorney for a felonious assault trial didn't work out so well.

Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Katherine Huffman sentenced Wilkins to 42 years in prison Monday, June 30.

The sentencing capped off a week of Wilkins' antics, which frequently caused Huffman to clear the courtroom. At one point he began yelling about lynchings. On Thursday, he apparently faked a heart attack, collapsing to the floor while uninterested observers watched.

After the "attack," during which medical personnel checked him out and found nothing wrong with him, Wilkins sat in a chair, pretending to be unconscious. When a deputy put an ammonia stick under his nose Wilkins responded, opened his eyes, then went back to feigning unconsciousness.

Wilkins, 33, who has an eighth-grade education, successfully represented himself before. In March 2005, a jury acquitted him of a different felonious assault charge, but a judge convicted him of being a felon in possession of a weapon.

Last week, Wilkins represented himself again, and a jury convicted him Friday of two counts of felonious assault, being a felon in possession of a weapon, firing a gun into a habitation. He was also convicted of gun specifications, which added three years, and of being a repeat violent offender, adding 10 years to his sentence.

It was the second time Wilkins had been tried in that case. In January 2005, two months before his successful defense, Wilkins was represented by an attorney and convicted.

The Ohio 2nd District Court of Appeals overruled the convictions from the January 2005 trial, sending it back to Huffman's court for re-trial. The appeals court found Wilkins' attorney was ineffective for failing to object to Reginald Brooks' hearsay testimony.

Brooks, who was shot April 28, 2004, on the 700 block of Faulkner Avenue, testified at trial that someone told him that Wilkins had been hired to kill him.

Huffman had appointed an attorney for Wilkins for last week's trial, but Wilkins said he declined "because I don't trust you or your court."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: criminal; faker; felon; heartattack
Go to the original article to see a video of Keison Wilkins faking a heart attack in court - hilarious, and the judge's no nonsense attitude is awesome.
1 posted on 07/06/2008 8:15:48 AM PDT by van_erwin
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To: van_erwin

Let me guess-he’s a fan of Sanford and Son?


2 posted on 07/06/2008 8:18:06 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion '08-My only reason for voting this year)
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To: van_erwin

3 posted on 07/06/2008 8:18:56 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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4 posted on 07/06/2008 8:19:41 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion '08-My only reason for voting this year)
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To: van_erwin

very cool.


5 posted on 07/06/2008 8:21:38 AM PDT by Mercat (For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail.)
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To: van_erwin

He’ll have 42 years to brush up on his acting skills. lol


6 posted on 07/06/2008 8:23:46 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: van_erwin

The video is cool and the judge is wonderful. I think the best thing to do is leave him there...for weeks, if necessary...until he gets hungry enough to quit faking a heart attack. Then I’d throw him in the clink for 42 years and throw the key away.


7 posted on 07/06/2008 8:25:41 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: jazusamo

He’s rehearsing for a spot in the US Senate....or as a member of the Illinois Delegation.


8 posted on 07/06/2008 8:30:59 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Free the Refineries! - H.R. 2279 Must Become Law!)
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To: van_erwin
Video Link

Funny!

9 posted on 07/06/2008 8:38:36 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: van_erwin
Rest assured that there'll be dozens of appeals by this clown....filed by a real lawyer.That's not to say that any of them will be successful but I wouldn’t bet any large sums of $$$ that all of them will fail.
10 posted on 07/06/2008 8:46:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: van_erwin

Add 5-years for bad acting.


11 posted on 07/06/2008 8:58:46 AM PDT by r_barton
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To: Fresh Wind

When Redd Foxx actually did drop dead of a heart attack on the set of “The Royal Family”, the people around him thought he was reprising his schtick from Sanford and Son.


12 posted on 07/06/2008 9:02:31 AM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: van_erwin
Funny stuff but the judge really took a bigger risk than I would have. EMTs, RNS, even Doctors can't tell that he is ok with a thorough exam, including EKGs and lab. That 1% chance he was having a heart attack would have changed the heading to” accused was suffering from a heart attack and judge refused to stop trial”.
13 posted on 07/06/2008 9:04:48 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: dfwgator
When Redd Foxx actually did drop dead of a heart attack on the set of “The Royal Family”, the people around him thought he was reprising his schtick from Sanford and Son.

His tombstone reads:

"I told you I was sick!"

14 posted on 07/06/2008 9:06:29 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: van_erwin
So what did we learn from this fiasco other than the judge and the court personnel were not fooled by his antics?

Well, what I learned is that there is little difference between Barak Hussein Obama and Keison Wilkins. Both dress well, both presnet themselves well, but neither has anything of substance to say and both are con artists.

I hope enough voters realize that by November.

15 posted on 07/06/2008 9:09:28 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: van_erwin

If a member of the legal caste over punished this guy for daring to represent himself, then it is certainly not awesome, but a sentence likely to be overturned. One has a right to represent ones self and the legal caste should not punish him for doing so, though to protect their fellow caste members they often do. I am not sure if 42 years matches the typical sentence for what he was convicted of or not.


16 posted on 07/06/2008 9:14:25 AM PDT by JLS
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If a member of the legal caste over punished this guy for daring to represent himself, then it is certainly not awesome, but a sentence likely to be overturned. One has a right to represent ones self and the legal caste should not punish him for doing so, though to protect their fellow caste members they often do.

Agreed, but representing onesself should not include court disruption and such antics. They only serve to reinforce the idea that court is for "professionals," not The People.

17 posted on 07/06/2008 10:16:50 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: van_erwin

Classic illustration of the phrase: “a person who represents himself has a fool for client”.


18 posted on 07/06/2008 11:05:16 AM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" White Guy)
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To: Loud Mime
He’s rehearsing for a spot in the US Senate....or as a member of the Illinois Delegation.

How dare you malign our Illinois legislatorsd that way? That's my job!

Well, ok, go ahead and malign the worthless bastards but I get to be the chief maligner.

19 posted on 07/06/2008 11:28:32 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: van_erwin

Obama.....”Keison Wilkins was not the man I knew”


20 posted on 07/06/2008 11:32:42 AM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: TLI
I love how the deputies are in action immediately, but watch the guy in the front row...he barely takes note. :-)













The ammonia stick gets the defendant's attention!







21 posted on 07/06/2008 4:22:38 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: econjack

...and bill him for everyone’s time wasted.


22 posted on 07/06/2008 4:23:29 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Gondring

He must be the defendants lawyer... HAHAHAHAHAHA!


23 posted on 07/06/2008 5:37:16 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Gondring

Co-Counsel?


24 posted on 07/06/2008 5:39:49 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI
He must be the defendants lawyer

Defendant was defending himself, as he did successfully in the past.

He refused a court-appointed lawyer, too.

25 posted on 07/06/2008 5:47:30 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: TLI

Everyone was pretty fed up with the guy, it seems. The judge had to clear the courtroom several times, and he was yelling about lynchings, from what I’ve read.


26 posted on 07/06/2008 5:48:30 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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