[BREAKING]: Convicted Murderer Derek Chauvin Files Motion For New Trial
Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, filed the request alleging that Chauvin’s ability to have a fair trial was affected by pretrial publicity. The motion alleges that the court abused its discretion by denying the requests for a change in venue and a new trial.
Since the court failed to sequester the jury or “admonish them to avoid all media,” they were not only subjected to prejudicial publicity but also “jury intimidation or potential fear of retribution,” Nelson’s filing said.
Derek Chauvin’s attorney files for a mistrial because of Jury misconduct.
Someone should tell him police misconduct is the real problem.
— John Collins 🌊 (@JohnCollins_KP) May 4, 2021
The jury was indeed sequestered, they just didn’t need to deliberate for very long. They unanimously found Chauvin guilty of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s May 2020 death. Chauvin was denied bond and remains in custody awaiting his sentencing. He also potentially faces another charge in a separate and older case.
[This is a developing story, please check back for updates]