Banker Waives Jury Trial In Hate Crime Case
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ An investment banker from Connecticut charged with a hate crime against a New York City cab driver has waived his right to a jury trial and is asking a judge to decide the case.
The Advocate of Stamford reports that the lawyer for Morgan Stanley executive William Jennings gave up his client’s right to a jury trial Tuesday during an appearance in Stamford Superior Court. The case was continued to May 25.
Police say the 47-year-old Darien resident told the cab driver of Middle Eastern descent to go back to his country and cut the driver’s hand with a pen knife after refusing to pay the $204 fare from Manhattan to Darien.
Jennings denies charges of intimidation based on race or bigotry, assault and theft of services.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com
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