NorCal Serial Killer Suspect Fires Adviser; Demands County Pay For New One

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Joseph Naso seen during a previous Marin County court appearance. (CBS)

Joseph Naso seen during a previous Marin County court appearance. (CBS)

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SAN RAFAEL (CBS/AP) — Accused serial killer Joseph Naso said he has fired his legal adviser and wants Marin County to pay for a new one.

The 78-year-old murder suspect appeared in court Wednesday.

The retired commercial photographer who lived in Reno, Nev., before his arrest has pleaded not guilty to charges that he murdered four prostitutes with matching first and last initials in Northern California. His trial is set to begin in November.

Naso has been representing himself in court, but has hired attorneys to provide legal advice: first Michael Marowitz and then Bill Fazio.

On Wednesday, he told Judge Andrew Sweet that he fired Fazio after four months and now wants a court-appointed adviser at county expense.

Sweet says Naso would eventually have to pay the county because he has more than $1 million in assets.



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