Man asks judge for atheist lawyer after stabbing man because he looks like JesusBy Mason White 7:15 AM April 11, 2014
By: Sanvi Rizvi
A man was arrested for stabbing his roommate because he looks like Jesus, police in Florida said.
When he was brought before a judge, the suspect asked the judge to assign an atheist lawyer to represent him.
Gustav Potthoff, 51, is accused of attacking his roommate with a butter knife because he looks like Jesus.
Potthoff told the Orange County judge: “I deserves to be represented by someone of my own kind. It’s just my human right and everything else.”
The judge told Potthoff that if he wanted a different lawyer than the one the court appointed for him, he can hire one himself. Potthoff was arrested after stabbing his roommate, who was watching television in the living room.
The victim told police that Potthoff threw a glass at him after claiming that he looks like Jesus. When the bottle missed the intended target, Potthoff allegedly took a butter knife and stabbed the man.