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Derek Chauvin moves to have guilty verdicts thrown out, asks for new trial

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Defense attorney Eric Nelson (left) sits with Derek Chauvin (right) who is charged in the death of George Floyd. MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Derek Chauvin’s attorney filed a motion asking the court to throw out his guilty verdicts and schedule a new trial Tuesday.The filing, made by Attorney Eric Nelson, cites jury intimidation and a failure of the court to sequester the jury as some of the reasons he is asking for a new trial.In the filing, Nelson argues that the court "abused its discretion" when it denied his motion for a change of venue from Hennepin County, when it denied his request for a sequestered jury and when it denied his request for a new trial on the basis of high levels of publicity in the case.The filing claims the jury was.

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