R. Kelly is hoping to obtain a brand new trial in Chicago. He would even be open to acquittal in a brand new request from the disgraced singer and his authorized workforce filed final Tuesday (Nov. 15).
R. Kelly was convicted in September on little one pornography and intercourse abuse-related expenses. His lead legal professional, Jennifer Bonjean, filed the movement that’s believed to be denied by the choose. The arguments will probably be heard within the seventh Circuit U.S. Court docket of Appeals.
In keeping with the Chicago Tribune, Bonjean petitioned Decide Harry Leinenweber for acquittal on all counts as a consequence of a number of technical elements, together with the videotape from the 2008 crime was not in a position to be proved to be for the usage of little one pornography, whereas additionally stating there is no such thing as a proof the tape crossed state strains.
Bonjean additionally requested for a brand new trial as a consequence of misstatements by the primary witness, Dr. Darrel Turner, who offered testimony on the grooming of underage victims.