Wohlleben defense brings challenge for alleged bias – trial to continue Tuesday, 20 March 2018
As announced yesterday, the Wohlleben defense today brought a challenge against all members of the bench for alleged bias, based on the court’s decision rejecting their flimsy motion for evidence. This challenge will again be entirely unsuccessful, but as usual it will take some time for the court to deal with it. The presiding judge cancelled the trial day tomorrow and announced that the trial will continue next Tuesday, 20 March 2018. Whether this time will suffice, or whether additional trial days next week will also be canceled, remains to be seen.
Zschäpe defense counsel Heer, Stahl and Sturm, whose motion for release as assigned counsel had also been rejected yesterday, made no further comments on the issue today.