July 14, 2024

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Convicted Holland assassin in court docket for hearing on new trial

GRAND HAVEN — In a bid for a new trial for Juan Cabrera, a 20-12 months-outdated Holland male convicted of murdering a 14-yr-previous boy in 2019, a protection attorney is arguing Cabrera’s attorney did not do a fantastic plenty of career defending him.

Juan Sandro Cabrera, 19.

Cabrera’s new lawyer, Frank Stanley of Grand Rapids, has been pursuing a claim of ineffective authorized representation to try out to build grounds for a new trial for Cabrera, who is serving a sentence of existence in jail without the risk of parole. 

Cabrera was convicted of murder by an Ottawa County jury. The victim, Troy “TJ” Wells, was shot and killed with a significant-driven rifle at the Hampton Inn lodge off Felch Road on Feb. 16, 2019. 

At a listening to prior to 20th Circuit Court Judge Karen Miedema Thursday, Stanley attempted to introduce his possess video clip of a reenactment of the lodge protection footage of the taking pictures. The surveillance footage of the shooting was a important piece of proof in the trial, given that it captured a determine matching the garments and footwear of Cabrera holding an AR-15 rifle. 

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Stanley stated he thought “there was something off” about the protection video clip and the way the gun was staying held. He advised there could have been a next shooter in the doorway and applied the movie reenactment to attempt to present that situation was probable.