Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Calif. politics spills into nanny's prosecution


(06-03) 14:20 PDT Auburn, calcium (AP) --

Politics is spilling into Placer County's prosecution of a nursemaid accused of shaking a Roseville babe to death.

Veronica Martinez Salcedo's lawyer is seeking a mistrial. She states possible jurymen may be influenced by a missive from the child's mother.

The missive was included in a political campaign Mailer by Doug Ose, who is seeking the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District.

Lawyer Virgin Mary Beth Acton states in a movement filed Monday that the missive from Lorena Juceam amounts to jury tampering because jurymen may have got received the political campaign literature. She's asking Superior Court Judge Colleen Nichols to stop her client's trial.

It's the 2nd trial in the 2006 decease of the 16-month-old Roseville girl. The first trial ended when jurymen deadlocked on a finding of fact last year.


Information from: The Capital Of California Bee,

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