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DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

UPDATE:

A new trial date for the so-called East Memphis squatter has been set for April 28, 2014.

Jury selection was supposed to begin today in Tabitha Gentry's trial but her attorney is busy with another case.

Gentry faces two counts of aggravated assault  for a 2012 incident in which she is accused of hitting two police officers with her car as she pulled away from a traffic stop.

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A Shelby County judge ruled Friday that Moorish American Tabitha Gentry, who illegally moved into an East Memphis mansion in 2013, will not be allowed to represent herself during her Feb. 10 trial because she isn't capable.

The judge appointed a defense attorney for Gentry, who proclaims she is a Sovereign Citizen.

Gentry faces two counts of aggravated assault for a 2012 incident in which she is accused of hitting two police officers with her car as she pulled away from a traffic stop.

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