Attorney Carlos Tanner says Courtney Rainey is not guilty in Canton voter fraud case
Rainey’s attorney says she faces more trials
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The attorney for Courtney Rainey says she still faces more trials in the Canton Voter fraud case.
Carlos Tanner says Rainey is not guilty of what she is accused of. Juries were hung on voter fraud charges, she received a guilty verdict for witness intimidation and not guilty of conspiracy to commit voter fraud.
Tanner says Rainey was targeted when she ran for office. Rainey was taken into custody after the guilty verdict last week in her first trial. Tanner says he is working to have her released from jail.
Tanner said, “I think the deciding factor for the jury was the evidence. I mean the evidence came out of being, there was no evidence to convict her of the thing that she had been accused of. In both cases there was no evidence of any sort of voter fraud as far as what the witnesses testified about and I think the jury was really intent , intent on finding out what the truth was.”
Rainey is being held in the Madison County Detention Center. The judge has not said when he will sentence her on the witness intimidation conviction.
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