Dontae Morris will not prepare defense for trial - FOX 13 News

Dontae Morris will not prepare defense for trial

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Dontae Morris, who is accused of killing two Tampa police officers, is not cooperating with his lawyers.

That's according to a motion filed in court Friday.

Morris was not in court, but his attorneys told the judge he does not want to prepare a defense during the penalty phase of the trial.

According to his attorneys, Morris has refused to see medical experts in jail, and doesn't want his family to testify in his behalf.

The judge wants to meet with Morris next Friday on the issue.

Morris is charged with the shooting deaths of Tampa police officers, Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis, in June of 2010.

The trial is set to start in November.

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