Rev. Edward Pinkney returns to the Berrien County Courthouse, 811 Port St., St. Joseph, Michigan
Tuesday April 14, 2015 ~ 8:30am
Judge Sterling Shrock presiding
Motion for a new trial based on the violation of Pinkney’s rights to impartial jurors
Rev. Edward Pinkney
Rev. Edward Pinkney # 294671
141 First St.
Coldwater, Michigan 49036
I became aware after the jury verdict that juror Gail Freehling did not truthfully respond to inquiries as to whether she knew or was connected with one of the witnesses in the case, and especially County Clerk Sharon Tyler.
Freehling was in the jury box and atty. Tat Parish asked whether they knew or had connections eith Sharon Tyler. Freehling said nothing.
Juror Freehling, in fact, listed Sharon Tyler on her Facebook page as a friend. Freehling has been chairperson of the Three Oaks Flag Day Parade from January 2010 to the present. Tyler was a participant in this parade each summer since 2010.
The parade was held in June, a few months before my trial. In reality, Gail Freehling and Sharon Tyler are connected.
It was impossible to find me guilty of 5 counts of forgery with absolutely no evidence to support this verdict.
This was a rogue jury that was motivated by something other than truth and justice.
Hope you can attend the hearing, Tuesday, April 14, 8:30am