Accused Proud Boy Member and Capitol Rioter Seeks Venue Change Since D.C. Jurors’Voted Almost Unanimously Against Donald Trump’
Christopher Worrell is regarded wearing a strategic vest with a attached a body camera and can of what is thought to be pepper spray gel at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (Image via federal court records.)
An accused Capitol rioter and manhood of the far-right Proud Boys militia team on Tuesday asked a judge to move his trial out Washington, D.C., asserting that”destructive” press policy of their insurrection and”community prejudice” inside the country’s capital would unconstitutionally prevent him from getting a reasonable trial.
Attorneys for Christopher Worrell argued that their client ought to be attempted in the Southern District of Florida because potential jurors at liberal-heavy D.C. are so likely to have been affected by pretrial publicity surrounding his arrest”that the venire must be presumed as tainted.” The movement also asserts that Worrell’s apparently pro-Donald Trump stance will result in prejudice by any conclusion of his peers.
“An investigation at Washington D.C. for Mr. Worrell are jurors who voted almost unanimously against Donald Trump, who have been barraged with propaganda on a’white nationalist’ attack, who are always told they had been victims of an’insurrection,’ who had been put under curfew and secured down as a result, and who have been placed under seemingly endless army hold because of threat posed by’Domestic Violent Extremists,'” the motion stated. “The unavoidable community prejudice, and particularized prejudice against Mr. Worrell, leave the venire so greatly prejudiced against him that Mr. Worrell cannot get a fair and unbiased trial at Washington D.C.”
Worrell, who had been charged in March with a litany of federal crimes for example”carry[ing] a deadly and dangerous weapon” on limited grounds, resides and was arrested in Florida. His movement also noted that possible witnesses for his defense also reside in Florida.
The longshot try to procure a jury from a Trump-friendly community swimming pool is reminiscent of another accused Capitol rioter, Jenny Cudd. Cudd, who had been filmed thankfully admitting to being inside the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in March sought to get her trial transferred into Texas by painting D.C. as a hotbed for liberalism and”cancel civilization .”
Worrell’s legal group took shots at Democratic politicians and President Joe Biden because of their roles in allegedly crafting aa discriminatory narrative regarding the events of Jan. 6.
“It appears that every native D.C. politician, along with each national politician working in D.C., has chimed in on this circumstance. More fuel was added into the fire as Democrats, the party that mirrors the beliefs of 95% of their D.C. jury pool, started referring to the individuals involved in the Capitol incident as’white supremacists’ and’insurrectionists’ — during that period of political divide from the USA,” the motion stated. “President Biden made a recent speech on racial tensions in the U.S. where he called the Capitol arrestees because’a bunch of thugs, insurrectionists, political extremists, and white supremacists.’ The Biden administration warned that these individuals were’ideologically-motivated abusive extremists with objections to the practice of political authority and the presidential transition, in addition to other perceived grievances fueled by fictitious narratives.'”
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5 21 Christopher Worrell Motion to Transport from Law&Crime on Scribd
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