Capital murder defendant James Calvert was back in court on Friday morning for pretrial hearings, but all of the motions were put off for a later date after he pulled more antics in court.

Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham said the hearing was supposed to address a variety of pretrial motions.

However, Calvert wanted to focus on getting his computer back after it was taken from him earlier this year after he was found to be misusing the electronic device.

Calvert is accused in the October 2012 murder of his ex-wife, 30-year-old Jelena Radobanovic Sriraman, and kidnapping the couple's 4-year-old son before being apprehended hours later in Monroe, Louisiana, during a routine traffic stop.

Bingham said 241st District Judge Jack Skeen Jr. eventually put off the hearing on the computer until the next scheduled hearing on Nov 10.

Bingham said Calvert wanted to testify in his behalf, but did not want the prosecution to have the chance to cross examine him while on the stand.

"The judge told him that this is not how this works," he said.

Calvert was taken back to his cell in the Smith County Jail where he remains on $25 million bond.

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