Chauvin's Lawyer Seeks New Trial, Impeachment of Verdict


Hi Mike Crossey a reporting Derek Sheldon's lawyer seeks a new trial and an impeachment of the verdicts the attorney for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has requested a new trial saying the judge abused the discretion of the court and the verdict should be impeached due to jury misconduct Chauvin was convicted last month of second degree unintentional murder third degree murder and second degree manslaughter in the may twenty fifth death of George Floyd attorney Eric Nelson says judge Peter Cahill violated children's right to a fair trial when he denied Nelson's request for a change of venue due to pre trial publicity Nelson also cites Cahill's refusal to sequester the jury for the trial or instruct jurors to avoid all media Nelson's brief does not refer to reports that one of the jurors participated in an August twenty eighth March in Washington DC to honor Martin Luther king junior Floyd's brother and sister addressed the crowd at that March hi Mike Rossio

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