- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A judge has granted a new trial for a Waterloo man who was previously convicted of fatally shooting a teen.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (https://bit.ly/216bP4y ) reports District Court Judge David Staudt ordered a new trial Monday for 25-year-old Perquondis Holmes because jurors in his initial trial saw Facebook photos of Holmes that included gang affiliation.

Holmes objected after his March 2015 conviction of first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Dae-Quan Campbell. He said the photos introduced by the prosecution violated an earlier court ruling that references to gang violence would be kept out of the trial.

A date for the new trial hasn’t been set but Staudt says it will likely be in about 60 days.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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