The lawyer for Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in the killing of George Floyd, has requested a retrial in the case.
Citing numerous grounds including “jury misconduct” and “intimidation,” the Defense attorney made a case that the verdict was not proper.
According to Breitbart News, “Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s legal counsel, argued juror misconduct and pretrial publicity in part led to the former Minneapolis police officer’s conviction for second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death last year.”
“The publicity here was so pervasive and so prejudicial before and during this trial that it amounted to a structural defect in the proceedings,” said Nelson in submitted filings.
Former Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday on all three charges he faced in the death of George Floyd. https://t.co/bYZL2Of39x
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