BREAKING: Chauvin Attorneys File Motion For New Trial, Alleging Jury Misconduct

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BREAKING: Chauvin Attorneys File Motion For New Trial, Alleging Jury Misconduct
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The legal team for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering George Floyd last month, has filed a motion in a Minneapolis court requesting a new trial on multiple grounds, including jury misconduct.

In the filing, Chauvin’s attorney says the former officer should have a new trial in the "interests of justice; abuse of discretion that deprived the Defendant of a fair trial; prosecutorial and jury misconduct; errors of law at trial; and a verdict that is contrary to law."
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Attorney Eric Nelson, has filed a motion on Tuesday for a new trial for his client Derek Chauvin, alleging jury misconduct.

On April 20, a jury reached a verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis cop Dereck Chauvin in George Floyd’s death.

Chauvin was found guilty on all counts: 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter.

Nelson’s filing said the court failed to sequester the jurors or “admonish them to avoid all media.”

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 wrote.

In his motion, Nelson alleges eight total abuses of discretion by the court, including “the interests of justice; abuse of discretion that deprived the Defendant of a fair trial; prosecutorial and jury misconduct; errors of law at trial; and a verdict that is contrary to law.” – NBC News reported.

 
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