Accused Athens cop-killer Jamie Hood back in court - CBS46 News

Accused Athens cop-killer Jamie Hood back in court

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ATHENS, GA (CBS46) -

Accused murderer Jamie Hood was in an Athens-Clarke County courtroom Tuesday for a hearing to discuss evidence in his case.

Hood's attorney wants the judge to dismiss testimony from two Athens-Clarke County police officers who transported Hood to jail March 2011, after Hood was involved in a standoff with police.

Hood's attorney also wants statements Hood made while he was in custody, before he was read his Miranda rights, omitted from evidence.

Hood is accused of killing Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian and wounding Officer Tony Howard.

While the officers were transporting Hood to the police station, Sergeant Kenny Brown, who is a negotiator, started a conversation about football with Hood.

On Tuesday, Brown testified that Hood told him that he didn't mean to kill Christian, but he did try to kill Howard.

"Mr. Hood just started saying he didn't mean to shoot that white officer, he didn't do him wrong. Hood said he had bad blood with Officer Tony Howard because Howard didn't treat him right at the jail. He wanted to shoot him," said Brown.

The judge heard additional testimony from other officers.

Before the hearing started, Hood told the judge he was not satisfied with his attorneys.

"I'm so beat down with these attorneys that I'm willing to represent myself," said Hood.

There is a new judge over the case and Hood has a new attorney, but he's not satisfied.

"The case belongs to the defendant, not the attorney. That's the problem with this whole case," said Hood. "My attorneys running things and they won't allow me to consult with them. They won't allow me to participate in my defense."

The judge cleared the courtroom of everyone except Hood and his attorney. He spoke with them for an hour. When the hearing started Hood was on his best behavior.

The hearing will continue on Friday.

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