Derek Chauvin’s attorney says the former Minneapolis police officer convicted for murdering George Floyd deserves a new trial.
Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, filed legal documents on Tuesday, May 4, asking for the jury verdict in his murder trial to be thrown out, claiming there were numerous errors pertaining to the jury and prosecution.
In the documents, obtained by TMZ, Chauvin’s defense claims he didn’t get a fair trial, alleging the court abused its discretion by disagreeing with defense requests to sequester the jury and change venue.
Some took that as an incitement of violence. Chauvin’s attorney brought up Waters’ remarks after closing arguments and said her comments could have possibly influenced the jury.
Chauvin’s defense claims the jury should have been sequestered or at least warned to avoid all media related to the case. Nelson claims jurors could have felt intimidated.
Chauvin, who pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes on May 25, 2020, was found guilty on all 3 counts, including 2nd-degree murder.