Greitens Requests To Waive Jury Trial

Governor Eric Greitens is requesting to waive a jury trial citing “constant negative publicity.”

Greitens’ defense team alleges the publicity will prevent the governor from receiving a fair trial.

Greitens was charged in February on a single charge of invasion of privacy. He is accused of photographing his mistress in a state of nudity without her knowledge or consent.

A Missouri House Investigative Committee released a report on April with details of the alleged crime.

Lawmakers signed a petition to enter into a special session on May 18 to consider impeachment.