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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff Writer | May 6, 1995
Nathaniel Hurt's lawyer has asked for a new trial in the East RTC Baltimore man's fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy, saying the jury may have been influenced improperly by a prosecutor's statement that sentencing was "entirely up to the judge."The motion by defense attorney Stephen L. Miles -- one of the few options he can try to spare his client a mandatory prison term of at least five years -- lists several reasons for granting a new trial.Vernon Lee Holmes Jr. had been in a group of boys Hurt said was tormenting him Oct. 10, 1994.
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By David Holley and David Holley,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 10, 2006
MOSCOW -- The Russian Supreme Court yesterday overturned the acquittal of three suspects and ordered a new trial in the 2004 slaying of U.S. investigative journalist Paul Klebnikov. In May, a jury had acquitted two ethnic Chechens charged as contract hit men and a third suspect accused of links to the killing. The prosecutors appealed the case, which is possible under Russian law even after a not guilty verdict. Many observers had been skeptical of the government's case against the Chechens, Kazbek Dukuzov and Musa Vakhayev, and the third defendant, Moscow notary public Fail Sadretdinov.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Andrea F. Siegel and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 1, 1999
Albert Givens, whose murder conviction was erased last month by an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge, will return to court today for a new arraignment on charges that he killed an Arnold woman for whom he had done odd jobs.Prosecutors asked that any move to free him pending the retrial be put on hold.Within the week, they will ask the Court of Special Appeals for permission to appeal the ruling by Judge Michael E. Loney that granted Givens a new trial.Loney said Givens did not get a fair trial in 1993 because of blunders by his lawyers.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | October 21, 2003
A Carroll County man sentenced more than two decades ago to life in prison in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Finksburg girl went to court yesterday to ask for a new trial, arguing that his lawyer in the case failed to adequately represent him. Through his attorney, Cecil L. Redman Jr. also asked that his sentence be reduced, complaining that his lawyer should have been able to negotiate a plea agreement with less prison time. Redman was 16 when he was charged in December 1981 with first-degree murder in the death of Ingrid Bernhard, 17, of Finksburg.
BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 9, 2004
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart lost her last chance to stave off sentencing on criminal charges yesterday when a federal judge rejected her request for a new trial. Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, of U.S. District Court in Manhattan, declared that the testimony of a government ink expert who is now accused of perjury could not have affected the jury's March 5 verdict in Stewart's trial. "Overwhelming independent evidence supports the verdict," the judge said. Stewart, 62, faces 10 to 16 months in prison after being convicted of lying to investigators looking into her late 2001 sale of nearly 4,000 shares of ImClone Systems Inc., the biotechnology company that was run by her friend Samuel D. Waksal.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | March 2, 1994
Timothy Cumberland, who faces a sentence of life in prison without parole for the shotgun killing of a Westminster man last year, has asked for a new trial.Cumberland claims in the new-trial motion that crucial defense evidence was unfairly kept from the Carroll Circuit Court jury that convicted him Feb. 8 of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the Jan. 28, 1993, shotgun death of Gregory Lamont Howard on South Center Street.Michael D. Montemarano said in the motion filed last week that Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr.'s rulings on evidence and instructions to the jury "denied the defendant a fair trial."
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | May 31, 1992
An Aberdeen man convicted of stabbing a man to death in 1990 has won a new trial after his lawyer argued that prosecutors "deliberately sabotaged" the defense by not notifying him of a witness who would testify.Ronald Lee Huff was to be sentenced Thursday in Harford Circuit Court. Instead, Harford Circuit Judge Stephen M. Waldron granted his request for a new trial. The trial has not been scheduled.The new trial opens the door for the prosecution to try Huff, 38, on all the original charges.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff Writer | May 16, 1995
The assistant state's attorney who prosecuted Nathaniel Hurt says the 62-year-old East Baltimore man does not deserve a new trial in the killing of a young neighbor despite a contention that the jury heard improper statements and testimony.Responding to a motion to grant Hurt a new trial, prosecutor Mark P. Cohen defended a remark he made during closing arguments that defense attorney Stephen L. Miles said could have misled the jury.Hurt was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and use of a handgun in a felony or crime of violence in the Oct. 10, 1994, shooting of 13-year-old Vernon Lee Holmes Jr., who was among a group of boys Hurt said was tormenting him. Hurt testified that he fired four shots from his second-story fire escape in the 800 block of E. North Ave. to scare the youths away.
BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 9, 2004
NEW YORK - A federal judge refused yesterday to grant Martha Stewart a new trial, paving the way for the celebrity homemaker to be sentenced next week for lying about a stock sale. Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, brushed aside claims by Stewart and her former stockbroker that their convictions are tainted by charges that a Secret Service ink expert lied on the witness stand. "Because there is no reasonable likelihood that this perjury could have affected the jury's verdict, and because overwhelming independent evidence supports the verdict, the motions are denied," Cedarbaum wrote.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer Staff Writer Carol L. Bowers contributed to this story | May 15, 1992
BEL AIR -- A court stenographer's error recording a jury verdict has landed Willie "Chico" Williams a new trial.Williams was convicted two years ago of first-degree murder in the slaying of a Washington man. The trial was held in Harford County Circuit Court and a state appeals court's order for a new trial has Joseph Cassilly fuming.Mr. Cassilly, the Harford County state's attorney, says the county courts now may have to spend up to $20,000 to retry Williams. "Something is wrong here," Mr. Cassilly said.
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