TYLER (KYTX) - A Tyler man facing the death penalty for the murder of his ex-wife will act as his own attorney in his upcoming trial.
James Calvert is accused of killing his wife and kidnapping his son in October 20-12.
Smith County District attorney Matt Bingham says Calvert has a constitutional right to represent himself.
District Judge Jack Skeen made a decision after questioning Calvert for some time Thursday.
Another pre-trial hearing is set for next week.