IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA1:11-cr-402-1UNITED STATES OF AMERICA))v.))JORGE PETER CORNELL, et al.)MOTION TO ALLOWDEFENDANTS ADDITIONALPEREMPTORY CHALLENGES NOW COME DEFENDANTS JORGE CORNELL, RUSSELL KILFOIL, WESLEYWILLIAMS, SAMUEL VELASQUEZ, AND RANDOLPH KILFOIL, by and through their
attorneys, and respectfully request that this court grant the defendants additional peremptorychallenges due to the number of defendants joined in this case. In support of this motion,Defendant sates the following:1.That Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 24(b) states that for offenses punishable by imprisonment, for more than one year, the government is allowed six (6) and the defendant isallowed ten (10) peremptory challenges;2.That Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 24(b) further states “[i]f there is morethan one defendant, the court may allow the defendants additional peremptory challenges and permit them to be exercised separately or jointly”;3.There are 14 defendants, three of whom have entered guilty pleas. There may besix or more defendants who will be tried together in this case;4.There has been pre-trial publicity generated, both newspapers and televisioncoverage of this case. A great deal of the more recent publicity has been generated by the pressreleases from the U.S. Attorney’s Office or the Greensboro Police Department.Counsel for each of the listed Defendants have advised undersigned counsel for Jorge
Cornell that their clients join in this motion.
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