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New trial scheduled for man convicted of elder abuse

Driss Zarhouni
Driss Zarhouni will get a new trial after he was convicted last year of assaulting a 91-year-old man, then stealing his car.


A date has been set for a trial for a man convicted in 2018 of assaulting and stealing from a 91-year-old veteran.

Driss Zarhouni was sentenced to 22 years in prison in 2018, convicted on multiple charges. Online court records show a new trial is set for Feb. 2, 2020, in the case. Zarhouni wants the charges against him dropped. A judge was assigned to the case Monday.

Court documents show Zarhouni claimed he was not given a fair trial when he was sentenced last year. The case goes back to 2016 when Zarhouni was accused of beating up a 91-year-old WWII veteran and stealing the man's car. Cooper County sheriff's deputies say they arrested him in the stolen car after the incident.

Online court records show a state public defender was assigned to Zarhouni.

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