Owen Labrie to argue for new trial, claiming ineffective legal team led to felony conviction

NBC News

November 26, 2018

By Kalhan Rosenblatt

Earlier this month, in the first of Labrie’s two appeals, the court ruled in a unanimous decision to uphold his felony conviction.

A former student at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, convicted of a felony charge stemming from rape allegations, will argue on Wednesday he had an ineffective legal team and deserves a new trial.

Owen Labrie, 23, was found guilty in 2015 of one count of “certain uses of computer services prohibited,” three counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

The sexual assault charges and the endangering the welfare of a child charge are misdemeanors. The computer-use charge is a felony, and carries a mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender, according to the Concord Monitor.

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