Criminal Preliminary Hearing for Undercover Journalist Who Exposed Baby Parts Trafficking
Thomas More Society Attorneys Represent David Daleiden against California Attorney General Felony Charges
Media contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312.422.1333, [email protected]
(April 19, 2019 – San Francisco) Thomas More Society attorneys will be in court beginning Monday, April 22, 2019, for a two-week preliminary hearing defending David Daleiden against 15 criminal felony charges for non-consensual eavesdropping and conspiracy, in The People of the State of California v. David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Susan Merritt.
In this hearing California Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite will decide whether the Attorney General can present enough evidence to require Daleiden and Merritt to defend themselves against 15 felony counts at a full-dress jury trial later this year. This hearing will mark the first time that the anonymous abortion industry witnesses who complained that they were illegally videotaped will present sworn testimony in court. It will also be the first time that excerpts of the videos — capturing alleged involvement in illegal fetal tissue sales as well as the commission of violent felony crimes against human beings — will be shown in open court.
WHAT: Superior Court, San Francisco County, CA, Hon. Christopher Hite presiding over the preliminary hearing in The People of the State of California v. David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Susan Merritt.
WHEN: Starting Monday, April 22, 2019, at 9 a.m. (Pacific) running through Friday, May 3, 2019
WHERE: The Superior Court of California County of San Francisco, 850 Bryant St., Department 23, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
WHO: Thomas More Society attorneys (available to answer media questions about the case):
- Tom Brejcha, Thomas More Society President and Chief Counsel
- Peter Breen, Thomas More Society Vice President and Senior Counsel
- Steve Cooley, Former District Attorney, Los Angeles County, CA
- Brent Ferreira, Former Assistant District Attorney, Los Angeles County, CA