The week's news at a glance.
The trial of alleged Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad began with a surprise twist this week when the judge ruled that Muhammad could serve as his own lawyer. In a rambling opening statement, Muhammad said the states case against him was based on a theory, not facts, and that he had nothing to do with these crimes. Muhammad faces the death penalty for the slaying of 53-year-old Dean Harold Meyers, the seventh victim in a three-week shooting spree last year that left 10 people dead and mesmerized the nation. Theres three truths: The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, Muhammad told the jury. I always thought there was just one truth. Jesus said, Ye shall know the truth.