Nebraska High Court says Man Won't Get New Trial

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court has reversed a lower appeals court's opinion that a Lincoln man convicted of two counts of attempted sexual assault should get a new trial.

In January, the Nebraska Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for 24-year-old Mohammed Nadeem. The appeals court said a Lancaster County District Court judge abused his discretion by giving jurors numbers rather than using their names for identification.

The Court of Appeals said that amounted to empaneling an anonymous jury, which might be interpreted by jurors to mean Nadeem was dangerous, prejudicing them against him.

On Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court reversed that decision, saying Nadeem did not object to the use of an anonymous jury during his trial, and therefore waived his claim of error.

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