Apr 7, 2016 11:02 AM
Prep school graduate Owen Labrie appeals judge's decision to revoke his bail in sex assault case
CONCORD - A St. Paul's School graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a freshman is appealing the recent decision to revoke his bail over his failure to honor his curfew.
Owen Labrie filed the appeal after a judge on March 18 ordered Labrie held at the Merrimack County jail. Labrie had acknowledged missing his curfew but argued he had good reason for doing do.. Labrie was out on bail as he appealed his conviction.
This is the second Labrie has filed recently in connection with his high-profile conviction in August. Among other things, the case shed light on a tradition at the prestigious prep school known as "senior salute," where graduating seniors attempted to bed younger students and bragged about it with friends.
Labrie is also seeking a new trial, arguing his lawyer was incompetent. Thursday, prosecutors filed their objection to that motion.
According to the court, Labrie's bail revocation will be considered separately from any other appeals relating to his convictions and indicated Thursday that the revocation case will be expedited.