Lawyer to ask for mistrial in conviction on gang charges

Tricia Bishop (The Baltimore Sun)

Dajuan Marshall’s convictions Monday for murder and gang participation — the first under a 2007 state law — could be thrown out because of juror misconduct, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Defense attorney Roland Walker plans to ask for a mistrial during a hearing Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court. The proceeding was scheduled after a juror told the judge that at least one jury member had Googled Marshall’s background during the trial. The woman also said members of the jury lost relatives to homicide, which was never properly disclosed during the selection process, according to Walker.

Jurors are not supposed to do outside research during a trial, so they can base their verdict solely on the evidence presented in court. They are supposed to alert the court to any conflicts of interest that might create bias, such as violence against a family member.

“None of this was revealed,” Walker said.

Prosecutors declined to comment Tuesday, citing a Maryland rule that prohibits them from commenting on pending court matters.

Read full article at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/bs-md-gang-mistrial-20100810,0,6711010.story

Posted by on Aug 10 2010. Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

1 Comment for “Lawyer to ask for mistrial in conviction on gang charges”

Leave a Reply

*

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google

Photo Gallery

Log in |
  • Hispanic Gangs
  • Homies Figures – The Original Homies
  • Prison Gangs
  • The Inside Man – Confidential Informant, Los Angeles Gangs & the LAPD
  • Email
  • Connecticut Drug Threat Assessment report – 2003
  • Dianne Feinstein Report, The Gang Prevention and Effective Deterrence Act: Combating the Spread of Gang Violence – 2003
  • National Alliance of Gang Investigators 2005
  • L.A. Area Terrorized by Marauding Youngsters
  • Other Cities
  • Three persons were killed by shotgun blast in hotel on Vermont Avenue, 1979
  • Jamiel’s Law, proposed by Mayoral candiate Walter Moore
  • MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA, CHIEF BRATTON, AND LOCAL AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ANNOUNCE MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON L.A. STREET GANGS
  • Los Angeles Police Gang Enforcement Initiaitives – 2007
  • My Kingdom Come – 2015
  • Passing of Vincent A Alonso
  • SG Music Group
  • Crip Gangs
  • Bloods
  • Asian Gangs
  • Forums
  • Shop
  • Injunctions
  • Contact information streetgangs.com
  • Resources