Derek Chauvin’s lawyer has filed a new court petition.
Chauvin was convicted last month of murdering George Floyd.
Attorney Eric Nelson alleges the illegal acts of the prosecution and the jury in his motion for a new trial.
Derek Chauvin’s lawyer motion In Hennepin County, Minnesota, he claimed the jury’s illegal activity and, citing other factors, demanded a new trial of a shameful former Minneapolis police officer.
On April 20, Chauvin was convicted of two unintentional murders, three murders, and two manslaughter charges for George Floyd’s death. Floyd died after Kneeling on his body when Chauvin was handcuffed and was in the prone position for more than 9 minutes on May 25.
A motion filed on Tuesday by Chauvin’s lawyer Eric Nelson alleged that he had not been tried fairly because of the famous publicity of the case.
Hennepin County Judge Peter Carhill allegedly abused his discretion Judgment not to move the trial Or Isolate the jury During the trial.The movement is also Cahill Refusal of permission for new trial It was inappropriate after police said the lawyer’s former home had been destroyed.
The motion also alleged the prosecution’s illegal activity, saying that state lawyers despised the defense in closing arguments and did not properly prepare witnesses prior to testimony.
Nelson’s motion also impeached the jury’s verdict on charges that the jury committed illegal acts, felt threatened or threatened, felt racist, or did not follow the jury’s instructions. Requested a hearing.
The photos that surfaced this week State murder trial jury He attended a protest in Washington, DC last year, wearing a shirt that said, “Knee off our neck,” which is a reference to Floyd’s death.
Chauvin, who faces up to 40 years in prison, will be sentenced on June 25.
Star Tribune reported that the federal government was also asking Criminal rights accusations Against three other police officers at the scene of his and Floyd’s arrest.
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