At least his lawyer kept a cool head.
On Monday, as members of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa jury filed out to deliberate over the murder case against Jerome Power, the 50-year-old suspect dumped a glass of water on his lawyer’s head, according to the Gazette.
“It should have been a mistrial,” Power said after dumping the water on attorney Steve Addington. “You sold me out!”
Power is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly strangling to death his neighbor, Doris Bevins, 68, in her home on Sept. 19, 2010. Police said they found Power hiding behind the front door when they responded to the 911 call from Bevin’s friend who was on the phone with her when she was attacked.
The ABA Journal reports that Power’s lawyer argued there was no DNA linking the defendant to the crime and questioned why Power would try to rob and attack a woman that, everyone in the neighborhood knew had no money.
This isn’t the only strange behavior exhibited by Power during the trial, according to KWWL.
Last week, Power held up a hand-written sign, claiming someone else killed his neighbor.