State v. Reid, 204 N.C.App. 122, 693 S.E.2d 227 (May. 18, 2010)

The trial court did not err in allowing the defendant to represent himself after complying with the requirements of G.S. 15A-1242. The court rejected the defendant’s argument that his conduct during a pre-trial hearing and at trial indicated that he was mentally ill and not able to represent himself, concluding that the defendant’s conduct did not reflect mental illness, delusional thinking, or a lack of capacity to carry out self-representation under Indiana v. Edwards, 128 S. Ct. 2379 (2008).