No he is not defending himself he has a lawyer. The defendant was on the stand trying to testify over objection after objection which the judge always sustained and then went to side bar for 20 minutes. She then told the defendant he was through testifying and had him removed. One of the jurors wrote down a question and sent it to the judge, she read it, threw it on the desk and walked out of the courtroom.
Here is a link to the case https://itmattershowyoustand.com/2017/08/judge-cuts-defendants-testimony-short-in-bunkerville-retrial/.
This judge is doing things I have never seen a judge do.