ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) -- The lawyer for an Elkhorn man accused of resisting an officer says his client's trial was unfair because deputies tried to intimidate jurors.
A Janesville Gazette report quotes witnesses as saying Walworth County deputies stood outside the courthouse and watched jurors and defense attorneys leave the building during a September trial.
Defense attorney Anthony Cotton said Thursday it was an effort to intimidate the jury.
Donna Kuchler was representing Daniel White at that trial, which ended in a hung jury. She says deputies packed the courtroom, giving "grim" expressions to her and jurors.
Prosecutor Joshua Grube says the deputies were either working or supporting a fellow deputy. He says White's trial was fair.
A new trial starts in September. Cotton wants the case tossed or tried in a different county.