Woolcock Patton is thrilled that our client, Anna Stubblefield’s conviction was overturned and vacated and she was granted a new trial by a New Jersey Appellate Court.
Former Rutgers-Newark professor Anna Stubblefield, who was accused of sexually assaulting a disabled man who was unable to speak, has had her convictions overturned after an appellate court determined she did not get a fair trial.
The court ordered that Stubblefield get another trial overseen by a new judge.
The decision was handed down Friday, overturning Stubblefield’s two 2015 convictions for first-degree aggravated sexual assault. During the trial, the jury concluded that Stubblefield, then a 39-years-old philosophy professor, had sexually assaulted a then-29-year-old man known only as D.J. in 2011. The man had cerebral palsy and was unable to speak apart from making noises. Psychologists determined that D.J. couldn’t consent to sex because he was mentally impaired.