Convicted Mass. State Rep. Henriquez Maintains Innocence, Raises Doubts About All-White Jury

February 5, 2014 7:43 PM
Convicted Mass. State Rep. Henriquez Maintains Innocence, Raises Doubts About All-White Jury
" BOSTON (AP) — Jailed state Rep. Carlos Henriquez is defending himself a day after the Massachusetts House Ethics Committee recommended he be expelled following his conviction for assaulting a former girlfriend.

In a three-page statement posted on his Twitter account, Henriquez proclaimed his innocence and said he’s never engaged in domestic violence.

Henriquez also said the use of an all-white jury in his case “can raise doubts about fairness” and that he has remained focused on the needs of his district.

Read: Rep. Henriquez’s statement (.pdf)

The full House will vote Thursday on whether to accept the committee’s report "

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