Saturday, February 12, 2011

New trial no go

I din't think this would work and I don't think attacking the jury post-trial is a good idea absent some clear cut abuse on its part.

Ex-cop's bid for retrial is rejected
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Minutes after former San Antonio Police Officer David Seaton was sentenced to 15 years in prison, his attorney went back to the jury room and accused the group's foreman of harboring a political agenda.

That's what two jurors recalled Friday as Seaton returned to court — this time in a red jail jumpsuit — asking for a new trial. State District Judge Sid Harle denied the request.

Seaton has been incarcerated since Dec. 1, after jurors found him guilty of manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault by a police officer for a November 2008 wreck at Potranco Road and Hunt Lane.

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