According to attorney Eric Nelson, legal errors were made by the court and the prosecution, which resulted in Chauvin’s trial being unfair. This is evident from the request submitted on Tuesday.
The defense had already asked Judge Peter Cahill several times during the trial to halt the trial due to legal errors. But this question has never been answered.
Chauvin’s lawyer now says the judge has prevented the trial from moving to a location other than Minneapolis. Additionally, Cahill failed to completely isolate the jury from the outside world for the duration of the trial. As a result, the jury was reportedly affected by massive media interest in the case.
Nelson also accuses the prosecution of procedural errors. It is also believed that the jury did not act properly and did not follow instructions for the deliberations.
A jury found Chauvin guilty of the death of George Floyd in late April. He now faces up to 40 years in prison. The Minneapolis District Court is due to make a ruling on the ruling on June 16.