重磅 | 章莹颖案最新进展:法官驳回动议 诉以死刑!

新嵊小达人 发表于 2019-1-16 12:46:41
1月14日,针对中国女学者章莹颖被害案,美国联邦地区主审法官沙迪德作出裁决,使案件审理工作出现重大转机。法官驳回被告团队提出的六项动议,避免了全案被彻底推翻的可能,也避免了此前的死刑指控被撤销。

A federal judge in central Illinois has denied six defense motions to suppress evidence in the case of a 28-year-old man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China on Monday.
美国当地时间1月14日,伊利诺伊州中部联邦地区法院法官针对伊利诺伊大学的中国学者章莹颖疑被28岁男子绑架杀害一案,驳回被告律师团队企图排除某些证据和证词而提出的六项动议。

▲ 嫌犯克里斯滕森

The News-Gazette reports Tuesday that the judge accepted FBI assertions that agents obtained the voluntary consent of Brendt Christensen's then-wife, Michelle Zortman to search their apartment.
美国当地媒体News Gazette 15日报道,该法官接受了美国联邦调查局的证词,即嫌犯克里斯滕森的前妻米歇尔•左特曼是自愿同意该机构搜查他们的公寓。

At last month's hearings, FBI agents' testimony directly contradicted that of Zortman. While the agents described an orderly search of her apartment the night of June 14 after obtaining consent, Zortman testified that she was startled and intimidated by agents who conducted a search before she agreed to it.
在上个月的听证会中,联邦调查局的证词与左特曼的证词大相径庭。联邦调查局称,2017年6月14日晚,他们在征得左特曼的同意后对其公寓进行有序搜查,而左特曼称联邦调查局在获得她的同意前,就开始了搜查,使其受到了惊吓。

Investigators went there in 2017, two weeks before Christensen was charged in Yingying Zhang's kidnapping in Urbana. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty, saying Christensen also tortured the 26-year-old woman. Her body hasn't been found.
2017年,在克里斯滕森被指控在乌尔班纳绑架章莹颖的两周前,调查人员到其家中进行搜查。检察官办公室现对嫌犯诉以死刑,称其还对这位26岁的女孩进行了虐待。她的尸体尚未找到。

Judge James Shadid also refused to toss jail recordings of Christensen, saying prosecutors can use them at the April trial.
法官詹姆斯•沙迪德也驳回排除克里斯滕森的狱中录音作为证据,称检察官可以在4月的审判中使用这些录音。


据报道,沙迪德法官驳回被告克里斯滕森律师团队提出的六项动议包括:

  • 此案应由伊利诺伊州法院管辖,联邦法院不具备管辖权(lack of federal jurisdiction),要求废止联邦检察官的起诉(dismiss the case)

  • 排除嫌疑人女友携***所获取的对话录音作为证据(Secret recordings of Christensen made by his girlfriend, at the direction of federal agents)

  • 排除嫌犯两次与警察的谈话和与其女友多次对话的证据(Other statements Christensen made to law enforcement, his girlfriend and his wife)

  • 排除嫌犯被捕之后在狱中的电话通话录音(Christensen's communications while in jail)

  • 排除对嫌犯公寓搜查所获取的证据 ( evidence obtained by searching the suspect’s apartment )

  • 认为在已废弃死刑的伊州,依联邦法寻求死刑违反了联邦宪法(declare the federal death penalty unconstitutional)


章莹颖家人法律顾问王志东表示,章莹颖家人对法官就这六项动议作出的否定裁决表示欣慰。

王志东称,由于被告提出的这些动议的最后裁决,会直接影响案件审判的走向,比如,联邦如无管辖权的话,此案将遭彻底推翻,更不可能以死刑起诉。而且假如搜查、讯问、对话和电话录音,不能作为证据,也会让检方向法庭和陪审团出示的证据受到重大影响,还好法官驳回了这些动议,未来这些关键证据将可以在开庭时使用。

希望克里斯滕森尽快得到应有惩罚!

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