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Cortnee Brantley attorney asks for new trial, just in case guilty verdict survives

TAMPA — The federal prosecution of Cortnee Brantley takes more turns than a Rubik's Cube. This week's twist? Her attorney asked for a new trial.

U.S. District Court Judge James S. Moody Jr. hasn't sorted out the verdict rendered by Brantley's last trial.

On Jan. 16, a jury convicted her of concealing that her felon boyfriend, Dontae Morris, had a gun and ammunition. He is accused of killing two police officers and three others.

Moody, publicly skeptical of the evidence against Brantley, has not adjudicated her guilty. Defense attorney Grady C. Irvin Jr. has a pending motion for acquittal, and the prosecution is expected to file a response.

Irvin filed a motion Thursday seeking to insulate Brantley from this possible scenario: The judge acquits her, rejecting the guilty verdict. The prosecution appeals. The judge is reversed.

Irvin wants a conditional ruling that if things don't go Brantley's way, she'll get a new trial.

Cortnee Brantley attorney asks for new trial, just in case guilty verdict survives 01/24/13 [Last modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:40pm]
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