New trial ordered in deli owner killing over rejection of black jurors

UNION — A man convicted of killing the owner of a township deli in 2009 will get a new trial because prosecutors rejected three potential black jurors, an appeals court has ruled. 

Daivon K. Brinson (Courtesy of N.J. Department of Corrections)

Daivon K. Brinson, 28, was serving a 24-year sentence in the stabbing death of Mohinder Singh, the owner of Three Stooges Deli, on Nov. 30, 2009.

A three-judge appeals court on Wednesday overturned Brinson’s conviction and ordered a new trial because prosecutors turned away three black jurors. The Union County prosecutor in the case offered a race-neutral reason …read more

Source: Union

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