Former Delaware Death Row Inmate Wants to Waive Jury in Murder R - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Former Delaware Death Row Inmate Wants to Waive Jury in Murder Retrial

Posted: Updated:
Isaiah McCoy (Photo: Delaware Department of Correction) Isaiah McCoy (Photo: Delaware Department of Correction)

DOVER, Del. (AP)- A former Delaware death row inmate facing retrial in a drug-related killing says he wants to waive his right to a jury trial.
    
Attorneys for Isaiah McCoy told a judge Monday that McCoy wants a bench trial on charges of killing 30-year-old James Mumford in Dover in 2010.
    
Delaware's Supreme Court last year ordered a new trial for McCoy because of errors by the judge and prosecutor at his first trial. The Supreme Court said the judge erred in improperly denying the challenge of McCoy, who is black, to the seating of a white juror. The justices also cited the prosecutor's "pervasive unprofessional conduct."
    
McCoy's retrial is set for January, but the judge has yet to rule on defense motions to suppress certain evidence, including letters seized from his prison cell.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • NAACP Branch Seeks Removal of Delaware Confederate Monument

    NAACP Branch Seeks Removal of Delaware Confederate Monument

    08/17/2017 09:41:00 -04:002017-08-17 13:41:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-08-17 13:41:28 GMT
    The Lowers Sussex County NAACP wants officials to cut off state funding for the Georgetown Historical Society to force the removal of a Confederate monument on its grounds.More
    The Lowers Sussex County NAACP wants officials to cut off state funding for the Georgetown Historical Society to force the removal of a Confederate monument on its grounds.More
  • Kent County Judge Rejects Appeal From 4-time DUI Offender

    Kent County Judge Rejects Appeal From 4-time DUI Offender

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:03 AM EDT2017-08-17 13:03:43 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:03 AM EDT2017-08-17 13:03:43 GMT
    A Kent County, Delaware judge has refused to declare a mistrial or grant a new trial to a man recently convicted of his fourth drunken-driving offense.More
    A Kent County, Delaware judge has refused to declare a mistrial or grant a new trial to a man recently convicted of his fourth drunken-driving offense.More
  • Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Over Punkin Chunkin Accident

    Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Over Punkin Chunkin Accident

    08/17/2017 07:44:00 -04:002017-08-17 11:44:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:12:16 GMT
    A woman who was critically injured when an air cannon exploded during last year's Punkin Chunkin event in Bridgeville, DE has filed a federal lawsuit against event organizers and participants, state officials and Discovery Communications.More
    A woman who was critically injured when an air cannon exploded during last year's Punkin Chunkin event in Bridgeville, Del. has filed a federal lawsuit against event organizers and participants, state officials and Discovery Communications.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices