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Dayton character witnesses key to Brock Turner’s request for new trial 

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 11:41 AM
By: Will Garbe

Brock Turner’s defense lawyer argues that Turner was harmed when a judge would not allow four Dayton-area character witnesses to testify about his honesty during his sexual assault trial last year in California.

The Oakwood graduate’s lawyer is seeking a new trial in a brief submitted to court.

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The judge restricted testimony from Turner’s friend, an ex-girlfriend and two swim coaches, and the lawyer said the ex-Stanford University student “was deprived of due process, a fair trial, and his right to present a defense.” 

The argument is one of five presented by Turner’s new attorney Eric Multhaup in a new 172-page appeal seeking to clear his client of a conviction stemming the January 2015 assault of a 22-year-old woman at Stanford University.

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