Elkhorn Man Says Deputies Tried To Intimidate Jury

By: AP
By: AP

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.


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