Adams withdraws motion to represent himself

Byron Adams has changed his mind.

The 54-year-old Chicago man withdrew his motion to represent himself and instead will stick with his court-appointed attorney, David Mandrgoc.

Adams had filed a 59-page handwritten motion accusing Mandrgoc of "dishonesty, fraud, deceit," among numerous complaints. He also accused police, prosecutors, and jail staff of conspiring against him and made reference to several motions that had already been heard by the court.

Adams has been in the Lee County Jail for nearly 3 years awaiting trial in the death of Margaret Atherton, 35, who police say was suffocated in her Dixon home on Sept. 11, 2009.

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