Sanity hearing ordered for woman who says her birth date is ‘hearsay’

A Sulphur woman who was in state district court this week to answer to a bench warrant told a judge she could not testify as to whether the birth date the court had for her was correct because the date was “hearsay.”

Angela Hinton Nazir, 39, had an original charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, with an arrest date of Dec. 10, 2016. But after failing to appear at a recent court date, there was a bench warrant issued for her stipulating she must appear in court.

Judge Mike Canaday asked Nazir to confirm her birth date, and she said she could not.

“My actual date of birth is hearsay because I have no knowledge of the day I was born,” Nazir said. “I don’t remember anything about that day, so I can’t tell you if my born date is correct or not. I do know what I was told all my life was the date of my birth but since I don’t remember the day, I can’t say if it’s true.”

Canaday asked her if she was competent and she said, “I don’t know.”

Nazir continued to argue with the judge regarding her birth date before saying, “Can we address why I’m here today if you don’t mind?”

“I do mind,” Canaday said. “Birth date?”

Nazir still refused to answer and also said she wanted to be called a different name than the one in all of her court paperwork. The judge asked her if she had a driver’s license or birth certificate, and she said she did not.

Prosecutor Jacob Johnson said Nazir had filed numerous requests with the district attorney’s office saying she wanted to change her name.

Nazir told the court “the word of God is my law. I want to exercise ministerial law to address these issues today. I’m a Louisianian and my law is the Bible.”

After continually refusing to cooperate with any of Canaday’s questions or to confirm her date of birth, the judge had her taken into custody and ordered a future sanity hearing to be held.

Nazir is represented by defense attorney Steve Coward.

In the meantime, Nazir will be held without bond.””Sanity Hearing graphic

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:Finally, a feel-good movie

Business News

$21M rice mill should be complete by next harvest

Crime

Three more linked to Oakdale bar shooting

Local News

State confirms seventh pediatric death from COVID-19 in fourth surge

Local Business News

Jeff Davis hoping to join program designed to attract business

Local Business News

EMS Academy looking for ‘right people in right spots’

Local Business News

Four state amendments await voters Nov. 13

Local Business News

George Swift column: Recovery, rebuilding after storms

Local Business News

Names in the News: People making a difference in the Lake Area

Local News

Breaux has honed some serious culinary skills since his Crock-pot days

Local News

Cemetery Association asking for help with hurricane-damaged graves

Crime Brief

Fort Polk soldiers charged in DeRidder drive-by shooting

Crime Brief

Lake Arthur man loses hunting privileges

Local News

Higgins says he will vote against raising debt limit

Local News

Field of education plays major role in Broussard household

Local News

Driver, passenger killed in collision with 18-wheeler

Local News

Colo. man struck, killed in Calcasieu

Local News

The Last Island Hurricane of 1856: Killer storm wiped out a pre-Civil War resort island

Local News

Volunteer of Week: Stanford dedicates life to city

Local News

Slow rebuild: Local officials say recovery still a ways off

Local News

Pair has passion for civic engagement

Local News

Nonprofit director to retire: Hickman has worked for BArc for 39 years

Local News

Christian Youth Theater opens season with ‘Adam’s Family’

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:Let health experts call shots