Skip to comments.Chelsa Wagner to stand trial again in Detroit
Posted on 12/21/2019 2:19:12 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner will stand trial again in Detroit next year on a felony charge of assaulting, resisting and obstructing a police officer, barring a plea deal, her defense said Friday.
The decision by prosecutors to retry the case against Ms. Wagner comes exactly one month after the end of her first trial, when a Detroit jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on the felony prompting the judge to declare a mistrial on that count.
That same jury in November acquitted Ms. Wagner of misdemeanor disorderly conduct which, like the felony, stemmed from an encounter between Ms. Wagner and Detroit police in March as officers attempted to remove her husband, Khari Mosley, from a Westin hotel for allegedly causing a disturbance.
The new trial is set for April 20. Ms. Wagner, 42, is discussing the possibility of a plea deal with her defense lawyers, but said Friday she is unlikely to accept a plea and wants a full acquittal.
Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Maria Miller said her office "will be proceeding to trial on April 20, 2020."
"We have no further comment about the matter," Ms. Miller added.
Ms. Wagner's first trial lasted about a week, and ended with nine jurors favoring a "guilty" verdict and three urging "not guilty," one of the jurors told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette afterwards.
The felony charge centers around an argument and physical confrontation between Ms. Wagner and police, in which both sides claim the other party was the aggressor.
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The next Lyndon LaRouche, campaigning from jail for an upcoming fourth term?
Sorta like impeachment.
The low info voter crowd can forgive you - if youre a Democrat.
Why was she in Detroit city?
It’s Allegheny County. As long as there’s a D next to the candidate’s name, they will win.
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