JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- There were tense moments Monday in the trial of Joseph Jakubowski, the Janesville man who was the subject of a nationwide manhunt in April.
Jakubowski argued with the judge throughout the first day of the trial, which adjourned before 5 p.m. The trial resumes at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Prosecutors say Jakubowski broke into a local gun shop, stole weapons and wrote an anti-government manifesto, which he sent to the White House before going on the run. He's charged with burglary, theft and possession of burglarious Tools in Rock County.
While the jury was out of the courtroom, Jakubowski mouthed off to the judge as he disagreed with an expert's testimony regarding the alleged break-in.
"Well it shouldn't even be evidence. Period," Jakubowski said. "It is evidence," Judge James Daley responded. "OK, whatever," said Jakubowski. "Now, let me get back to doing my job," Daley responded.
But the biggest outburst was when Jakubowski wanted to testify under his own conditions by not swearing under oath.
"If you wish to testify you have to be under oath," Daley said.
"I've seen people lie under oath plenty of times, what does raising my hand mean? I've seen people lie under oath plenty of times and you're going to say that's going to make me more truthful," Jakubowski asked? "I'll give you my word I'll tell you the truth," he said.
After getting a preview to the oath, Jakubowski said he would testify and made his way to the witness stand.
The jury came back into the courtroom, but then, Jakubowski said he wouldn't raise his right hand when Daley asked him to do so.
After talking with his attorney, Jakubowski said he would not testify and the judge then dismissed the jurors for the day.
Jakubowski has already been sentenced to 14 years in prison for federal gun crimes.
The thefts of guns, magazines and bullets from Armageddon Supplies in Janesville set of a 10-day manhunt last April.
Jakubowski's state trial is only expected to last a few days.
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