Mark Edward Mesiti walks into Department 1 of the Stanislaus County Superior Courthouse in Modesto, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Mesiti, accused of the 2006 murder of his 14-year-old daughter, is asking to have his writing hand uncuffed while he meets with his legal team to prepare his defense.
Mark Edward Mesiti walks into Department 1 of the Stanislaus County Superior Courthouse in Modesto, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Mesiti, accused of the 2006 murder of his 14-year-old daughter, is asking to have his writing hand uncuffed while he meets with his legal team to prepare his defense. Joan Barnett Lee jlee@modbee.com
Mark Edward Mesiti walks into Department 1 of the Stanislaus County Superior Courthouse in Modesto, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Mesiti, accused of the 2006 murder of his 14-year-old daughter, is asking to have his writing hand uncuffed while he meets with his legal team to prepare his defense. Joan Barnett Lee jlee@modbee.com

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