FREEHOLD, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / December 2, 2021 / Today the case of State of New Jersey v. Franklin Horton is scheduled for a hearing in the Monmouth County Superior Court, before Presiding Judge Marc C. Lemieux, on Defendant Horton's recently follow-up motion to Judge Joseph Oxley's order denying Horton's acquittal motion filed in September (https://apnews.com/press-release/accesswire/sexual-assault-acquittals-88282f34d2f4e7b1634288407a779a34). Horton is asking to represent himself with current counsel, being required to be stand-by counsel until the case files can be transferred to a newly appointed counsel.
On November 15, 2021, Judge Oxley denied Horton's petition for acquittal. The court acknowledged there was conflicting testimony as to the alleged victim's age, but that conflict alone was not enough cause to dismiss the indictment. Nonetheless, Judge Oxley ordered the case to proceed.
Judge Lemieux is the fourth judge assigned to this case (succeeding Judge Joseph W. Oxley), will hear the motion. Judge Lemieux is the first prosecutor appointed as a judge in Monmouth County. (read more>>)
NOTICE TO READER: This press release contains portions from original press article (Teenage-Sexual Assault Case Goes Before Fourth N.J. Judge: Trial Date Remains Unknown - Article by: Rebecca Donaldson, J.D., Dec. 1, 2021 (https://recentdiscovery.com/news/teenage-sexual-assault-case-goes-before-fourth-n-j-judge-trial-date-remains-unknown-order-denying-acquittal/0348435)
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Supporting Media Source(s):
Acquittal Petition Hearing Is Scheduled in N.J. Sexual Assault Case (State v. Horton) (September 3, 2021)
Third Judge Appointed in Sexual Assault Case (Well Into Third Year) Involving N.J. Handyman, White Teenage Girl (September 13, 2021)
See also: Related court transcripts and other court papers from State of New Jersey v. Franklin Horton, (Monmouth Co., N.J. Supr. Ct., Crim. No. 18003427) https://tinyurl.com/state-v-horton-court-records)
Public Affairs, Robert Peterson & Fields Associates PC
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