Richard Henry Bain was pleading poor in court today.
Bain, the man accused in the election night shooting in 2012 at the Metropolis — explained to the court why he needs legal aid.
Often using his handcuffed hands to express a point Bain spoke calmly and clearly.
He admitted to recieving a $425,000 inheritance in 2007, but said he gave away thousands to friends he described as the "church."
He stated that his sole source of income stems from two pensions, roughly $42,000 a year, but that he still pays thousands of dollars in taxes, monthly truck payments and debt reimbursements.
He claimed that he was unable to sell his two properties because both are no longer insured. One, apparently, was damaged by vandals leading to huge decontamination costs that were paid out by his brother, to whom he still owes money.
Bain testified he prefers to pay all his debts before paying a lawyer, saying that's the right thing to do and that's how he was raised.
His trial is expected to proceed starting in January of 2015.