The Missouri Public Defender's office wants nothing to do with representing Martin Lindstedt in his statutory sodomy case, according to Newton County Circuit Court records. The listing on case.net says, "Filing: From Missouri Public Def's Office objecting to being ordered to represent def."
Judge John LePage ordered a public defender appointed for Lindstedt after determining that he was not competent to represent himself. Lindstedt, as usual, was not pleased with the judge's decision.
According to court records, it was previously determined that Lindstedt, who has been known for his numerous unsuccessful political candidacies and lawsuits, was not eligible for public defender services because he had too much income and assets, but LePage determined that state law required him to appoint a lawyer to handle Lindstedt's defense.