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Drake v. State of Delaware, 436, 2006

Defendant's convictions for rape, robbery, attempted robbery, burglary, and other related crimes are affirmed over meritless claims that: 1) the trial judge violated his right to self-representation when she "forced" him to reconcile his differences with his appointed lawyer after he had knowingly and intelligently waived his Sixth Amendment right to counsel; and 2) the trial court erred when it refused to instruct the jury on the claim-of-right defense provided by 11 Del. C. section 847.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/06/2007
  • Published 06/12/2007


  • RIDGELY, Justice:, Before STEELE, Chief Justice, JACOBS, and RIDGELY, Justices.


  • Supreme Court of Delaware


  • For Appellant:
  • Nicole M. Walker, Office of the Public Defender, Wilmington, DE, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Timothy J. Donovan, Jr., Department of Justice, Wilmington, DE, for Appellee.
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