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Apr 6, 2016 10:17 AM

Owen Labrie files motion for new trial, says defense for felony conviction incompetent


Owen Labrie wants a new trial.

The St. Paul's prep school graduate was convicted of sexually assaulting an underage classmate after using Facebook to lure her into the situation.

READ: Owen Labrie guilty on 5 of 9 counts including statutory rape, felony charge of using a computer to solicit the girl

In the motion, Labrie said his defense let him down because they didn't pay enough attention to the felony computer-related seduction charge, which he was ultimately found guilty. Labrie’s conviction on that charge resulted in the requirement that he become a registered sex offender.

He was also found guilty of misdemeanor charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

READ: Owen Labrie to immediately register as sex offender

Labrie said the defense team "objectively unreasonable" strategy for his felony charge and because of that, it was a "miscarriage of justice."

J.W. Carney represented Labrie during his trial.

His new lawyer is Jaye Rancourt.

READ: Former prep school student Owen Labrie headed to jail for breaking court mandated curfew

The St. Paul's graduate began serving his one-year sentence after his bail was revoked last month.


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