A federal jury deliberated less than an hour Friday before convicting a Fresno man of pimping a 13-year-old girl.
It was a fast ending to a bizarre case in which defendant Maurice Dwayne Hunt, who was representing himself in U.S. District Court, showed up on the last day of his trial in a wheelchair and wearing only underwear.
After court security staff draped clothing over Hunt, he was soon kicked out of court for making two outbursts in front of the jury.
Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill said Hunt was trying to manipulate the court proceedings and it was Hunt's decision not to make a closing statement to the jury.
The jury found him guilty of six felony charges of sex trafficking of a minor, obstruction of justice and witness tampering.