Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

Chrishaun McDonald’s Trial Continued Until April 30, 2012

McDonald Granted Furlough to Work, Denied Request to Return to College

December 20, 2011

Contact: Katie Burgess, Executive Director, Trans Youth Support Network (TYSN) transyouthsupportnetwork@gmail.com, (612) 363-7574; and Billy Navarro, Jr., MN Transgender Health Coalition, mntranspr@gmail.com, (612) 823-1152

Minneapolis – This afternoon, Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald appeared in court for a hearing where it was decided that her trial will begin on April 30, 2012, instead of the original start date of January 9. Judge Moreno also ruled that, given the delayed trial date, McDonald will be permitted furlough time to seek employment and, once she finds a job, to go to work. The defense argued that McDonald should be granted furlough time to return to continue her schooling at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, given that she has been a “model citizen” in the months since her release from jail. However, Judge Moreno ruled against this request. The prosecution opposed both work and educational furloughs for McDonald, although they did not cite any specific rationalization for their position. Read the rest of this entry

Update from Court 12/20

Yesterday, CeCe had an important court hearing that had important effects on her upcoming trial. Most importantly, her trial date is now set for *Monday, April 30th at 9am*!

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