3rd Strike Armed Robbery and Assault

Trumell D. was accused of robbing a young adult at knifepoint. During the altercation the alleged victim sustained numerous stab wounds as a result of the robbery.

Through cross-examination, the defense was able to establish that the alleged victim’s identification of Trumell D. was impressionable and unreliable. The defense also exposed the fact that the police neglected to investigate other suspects, one of which matched the initial description given by the victim.

The jury acquitted Trumell D. of the stabbing and voted 9 to 3 in favor of not guilty on the robbery. Trumell D. was facing 25 years to life in prison if convicted.