In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera.
So he sent a letter to You Now, which put him on its partner program, allowing him to earn money when his fans left digital tips and gifts. Cashier broadcast has several hundred people following live at any time.
The judge postponed the hearing after the failed video chat.
The psychological exam will be Lord’s second and will determine if he is competent to stand trial.
Murray spoke to Lord by videoconference from the prison on Wednesday, and she agreed to allow him to appear by video again for the Thursday hearing over whether to suppress evidence.
When Lord refused to leave his cell, his lawyers tried to get him to appear through Face Time to see whether he would waive his right to appear during the hearing, which would have allowed the motion to suppress to go forward without him.