Lowell Six Seek Acquittal

08/30/12 6:06AM

A lawyer for six protesters convicted of trespassing after they blocked a road leading to a Vermont wind power project has asked a judge to overturn the verdict.

A Newport jury returned the guilty verdicts against the so-called "Lowell Six" earlier this month.

The protesters were accused of lining the path to prevent workers and trucks from reaching the area where Green Mountain Power contractors are building the wind energy project, on Lowell Mountain.

The protesters said the wind turbines will mar a pristine mountain, with no environmental benefit.

The Caledonian-Record reports defense lawyer Kristina Michelsen filed a motion saying the prosecutor intentionally disregarded the judge's rulings during the trial.

She also challenged the judge's instructions to the jury, and a lack of evidence about who has a deed to the property.

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