i'm not sure his atty knew what he was going to say. and even if he did, i'm not sure Shenkman would have cared what his atty had to say. he wanted to make his 10 minute speech in open court.His attorney, Hugh Keefe, is prominent and pretty well respected. Could be he felt that the guy would be seen as so far off his rocker that he let him read that little lunatic piece in an effort to give him a shot at a lighter sentence. At Shenkman's age, a minimally lighter sentence wouldn't have that great an impact. Anyway, the judge did the right thing.