Jussie Smollett did a 'dry run' of his attack the day prior to the incident, 検察官は言う

During opening arguments 月曜日に, 特別検察官のダン・ウェッブは陪審員に、スモレットが背後のスタジオに送られた脅迫的な憎悪の手紙に腹を立てていると語った。 “帝国” 十分に真剣に受け止められていませんでした. 結果として, Webb is hoping to convince a jury that the actor hired brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo to attack him.

One potentially damning piece of evidence teased during Webb’s opening arguments was that there is surveillance video showing Smollett and the two siblings, who he worked with on “帝国,” doing a kind ofdry runof the attack in the area the day before it allegedly took place.

The prosecution will allege what the Osundairo brothers have already told investigators, that they were cut a check for $ 3,500 after the dry run and given $ 100 in cash to get supplies to stage the attack at Smollett’s behest.

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Actor Jussie Smollett arrives Tuesday, 11月. 30, 2021, at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse for day two of his trial in Chicago.

Actor Jussie Smollett arrives Tuesday, 11月. 30, 2021, at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse for day two of his trial in Chicago. (AP写真/ CharlesRex Arbogast)

その間, defense attorney Nenye Uche said the two brothers attacked Smollett in January 2019 because they didn’t like him, and that the check the actor paid the men was for training so he could prepare for an upcoming music video, not as payment for staging a hate crime, as prosecutors allege.

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Actor Jussie Smollett arrives with his mother Janet, for the second day of his trial.

Actor Jussie Smollett arrives with his mother Janet, for the second day of his trial. (AP写真/ CharlesRex Arbogast)

After opening arguments, the prosecution got right into showing the jury surveillance video painstakingly gathered by the Chicago Police Department that showed the Osundairo brothers walking around near Smollett on the night of the attack. Chicago police detective Michael Theis reviewed how a series of surveillance, security and doorbell camera footage was used to track the brothers’ movements on the night of the attack and ultimately identify them as the culprits.

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Brothers Olabinjo Osundairo, 正しい, and Abimbola Osundairo, appear outside the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, 2月. 24, 2020.

Brothers Olabinjo Osundairo, 正しい, and Abimbola Osundairo, appear outside the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, 2月. 24, 2020. (AP写真/ CharlesRex Arbogast, ファイル)

しかしながら, Smollett and his attorney also allege that a third attacker was involved. There is little to no evidence going into the trial to support that, but Uche seems confident that it will help prove his client’s innocence. Uche noted during his opening argument that there is not ashredof physical evidence proving Smollett faked the attack.

現在, it is Smollett’s word against the Osundairo siblings. しかしながら, prosecutors seem to think that the video evidence collected by the police, including the alleged dry run of the attack, will prove their case to a jury.

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