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R. Kelly files motions for new trial or reversal of conviction

R. Kelly filed two motions in Chicago’s federal courtroom Tuesday requesting a new trial or reversal of his baby pornography and intercourse abuse convictions, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The embattled R&B artist was discovered guilty in September of three counts of baby pornography. He was acquitted of a conspiracy to impede justice cost stemming from a 2008 baby pornography trial and a fourth pornography depend.

In the Tuesday motions, Kelly’s lawyer Jennifer Bonjean requested an acquittal on all counts. Bonjean argued, amongst different issues, there was a scarcity of proof that Kelly “coerced” his underage victims and {that a} witness revealed false data in courtroom.

Bonjean claimed Dr. Darrel Turner, an knowledgeable on sexual predators referred to as to testify by the federal government, made false statements together with ones detailing the quantity of money he charged the prosecution.

“Had the jurors known that Dr. Turner actively misled them, the jurors would likely have rejected his testimony outright,” Bonjean wrote, based on the Tribune.

Kelly was beforehand sentenced to 30 years in jail after being convicted of racketeering and intercourse trafficking in New York. His sentencing for the federal expenses is about for Feb. 23.

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