Derek Chauvin's lawyer, Eric Nelson, has filed an appeal requesting a new trial, citing "prosecutorial and jury misconduct," according to court documents published on Tuesday. The legal team for the convicted former police officer claimed that a new trial should be decreed as the defendant was "deprived of a fair trial" due to "abuse of discretion," "prosecutorial and jury misconduct; errors of law at trial." "The jury committed misconduct, felt threatened or intimidated, felt race-based pressure during the proceedings, and/or failed to adhere to instructions during deliberations, in violation of Mr. Chauvin’s constitutional rights to due process and a fair trial," the document reads. The defendant’s lawyers, recalling the attention drawn by the trial as well as multiple protests , suggested that the court had failed to properly sequester the jury and protect them from “prejudicial publicity," so "pervasive" that it "amounted to a structural defect in the proceedings.” The … [Read more...] about Derek Chauvin’s Attorney Files Motion For New Trial on Multiple Grounds
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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has asked a judge for a new trial, after he was convicted of killing 46-year-old African American man George Floyd last month, court records showed Tuesday. Chauvin's defense attorney Eric Nelson filed a motion to Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill, claiming Chauvin did not receive a fair trail. What did Chauvin's attorney say? Nelson said the proceedings were affected by pretrial publicity "The publicity here was so pervasive and so prejudicial before and during this trial that it amounted to a structural defect in the proceedings," Nelson argued in the motion. Chauvin's lawyer said the jury was not sequestered and alleged the court "abused its discretion" by not changing the venue for the proceedings. Nelson also accused Minnesota state prosecutors of "prejudicial, pervasive prosecutorial misconduct." Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney for George Floyd's family, rebuked the motion on Twitter. "No. No. No. … [Read more...] about Derek Chauvin asks for new trial after conviction for George Floyd murder
On 4 May, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's legal team filed a motion for a new trial, citing constitutional violations for failing to transfer venue, failing to sequester the jury, prosecutorial misconduct and other violations. The trial was accompanied by riots, Democratic lawmaker Maxine Waters’ calls to convict the former police officer, and President Biden's endorsement of a guilty verdict prior to the jury’s deliberations. Why Chauvin Didn't Get a Fair Trial "Chauvin’s trial was a show trial," says Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, an American economist and former assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy under President Ronald Reagan. "Chauvin was convicted in the media long before his trial." The former official draws attention to numerous details which emerged during the trial, in particular, that Chauvin's knee was apparently not on Floyd’s neck but on his shoulder blade ; chief medical examiner found no injuries to the black man's neck; Floyd’s … [Read more...] about Dems Trying to Cow Conservatives Via Chauvin’s Show Trial & FBI Raid on Giuliani, Ex-Official Says
INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) – In her second day of testimony in the trial against Robert Durst , charged with the December 2000 killing of writer Susan Berman, original “Saturday Night Live” cast member Laraine Newman sat Thursday for continued cross-examination by Durst’s attorneys. LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 10: Real estate heir Robert Durst looks over during his murder trial on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Millionaire Robert Durst is accused of murdering his friend and long-time confidante Susan Berman in 2000. Prosecutors have built their case around evidence from the HBO documentary “The Jinx.” which helped lead to Durst’s arrest. (Photo by Alex Gallardo-Pool/Getty Images) Newman testified that she felt ashamed for not initially recognizing the significance of her friend, Berman, telling her before she was killed that she’d provided Durst with a false alibi in connection with the disappearance of Kathie Durst, the New York real estate scion’s first wife. READ … [Read more...] about Original ‘SNL’ Cast Member Laraine Newman Sits For 2nd Day Of Testimony In Durst Trial
The US Navy Friday carried out a ‘full ship shock trial’ on the USS Gerald R Ford, its newest and most advanced nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, by detonating around 18 tonnes of explosives a few metres near the ship, to ensure its hardness was capable of withstanding battle conditions. The megablast triggered an earthquake of 3.9 magnitude at sea around 160 km off the coastal state of Florida, as per USNI news, and videos of the test released by the US military have since gone viral on YouTube and social media. Newsletter | Click to get the day’s best explainers in your inbox https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1x1.png “The U.S. Navy conducts shock trials of new ship designs using live explosives to confirm that our warships can continue to meet demanding mission requirements under harsh conditions they might encounter in battle,” an official statement read. What is a Full Ship Shock Trial (FSST)? During World War II, American warships suffered severe … [Read more...] about Explained: What are full ship shock trials, held to make US warships battle-ready?