After nearly a month, the man accused of stabbing a pregnant woman in the Walmart parking lot still does not have an attorney.
In December, 30-year-old Michael Young gave the court no specific reason when he dismissed his attorney, Steve Christensen.
Monday, he officially submitted his request for a public defender to be assigned to the case.
Young is charged with first-degree murder, fetal homicide, felony violation of protection order and stalking. Police say he stabbed 30-year-old Morgan Myers several times in the Walmart parking lot. killing her and her unborn child.
Prosecutors are currently deciding whether Young should face the death penalty for his alleged crimes.