Judge denies new trial for Melanie Curtin

Melanie Curtin was hoping for a new trial for justice, but a Livingston Parish judge denied the motion.

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Judge Brian Abels denied both motions for Melanie Curtin, motion for a new trial and post-verdict judgement acquittal.

Curtin was found guilty of aggravated rape and video voyeurism by a unanimous jury on Dec. 3rd after a week-long trial. It was in connection to the rape of an unconscious adult woman seven years ago with Dennis Perkins, who is expected to go trial later this year.   

Arguments from both the defense and prosecution hinged on four basic points that were outlined in past articles by Unfiltered with Kiran.

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There was also question on whether a juror could testify that he was not comfortable with his vote during deliberations, but the judge did not allow his testimony.

John McLindon, Curtin’s lawyer said they will be appealed the verdict and both motions.

Sentencing is set for March 21, 2022 for Curtin even though aggravated rape carries a mandatory life in prison sentence.

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