Derek Chauvin’s lawyer files motion asking for NEW trial citing jury misconduct after juror was pictured at BLM protest and lied about it
Derek Chauvin’s attorney has filed a motion for a new trial on multiple grounds claiming ‘jury misconduct’ just two weeks after he was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.
Attorney Eric Nelson wrote that an abuse of discretion ‘deprived [Chauvin] of a fair trial’ in the motion filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minnesota.
‘The Court abused its discretion when it denied Defendant’s motion for a change of venue … in violation of Mr. Chauvin’s constitutional rights to a due process and a fair trial,’ Nelson wrote.
The filing also comes after the revelation of a photo showing juror Brandon Mitchell at the March on Washington in August.
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