OCTOBER 16 COURT UPDATE
Kate Chatfield, representing Dennis Apel, filed a motion (see Attorney Submissions page) for a jury trial and a defense of necessity, employing International Law and Nuremberg Principles. After a magnificent 15 minute motion presentation, Magistrate Rita Coyne-Federman denied both motions. A December 4 trial date was set for 9 am.
John Littrell, Public Defender for Mike Wisniewski, filed a motion (see Attorney Submissions page) for full dismissal of charges. After listening to Mr. Littrell’s motion presentation, Magistrate Rita Coyne-Federman decided to continue the motion until the December 4 date, when a evidentiary hearing will take place on the motion. If the motion is denied, a bench trial will immediately follow.