Guilty verdict in Brantley trial, but it's not final - FOX 13 News

Guilty verdict in Brantley trial, but it's not final

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The jury in the retrial of Courtnee Brantley has returned a guilty verdict, but they may not have the last say in the case.

Before today, Brantley's attorney Grady Irvin filed two motions. One was to dismiss the case; the other was for a judgment acquittal, which means he could vacate the guilty verdict.

He had not ruled on either motion, and still has to before the guilty verdict is final.

There was no immediate word on when would he would make those rulings. We also don't know why the judge had not made the rulings earlier in the trial.

Brantley was driving the car Dontae Morris was in when police say he shot and killed Tampa officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab.

She is accused of not telling the officers that Morris, her boyfriend at the time, was a felon with a gun. During her first trial in July, jurors were split on the decision and could not reach a verdict.

FOX 13's Tanya Arja will have more at 5 & 6 on where the case goes from here.


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