Bizarre Subpoena for Johnny Depp in Murder Trial
Public defender wants to use Depp to prove his client was insane
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2014 1:05 PM CDT
Johnny Depp attends a promotional event for his new movie “Transcendence” in Beijing, China, Monday, March 31, 2014.   (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

(Newser) – Well, this is strange: Johnny Depp has been subpoenaed in a murder case, and it's all because the suspect claims she was in a relationship with him when the crime took place and was on her way to meet him at the time. Her public defender wants Depp to testify when her murder trial starts later this month, so he can deny knowing the suspect, thus illustrating to the jury that she's insane, reports TMZ. The defendant, Nancy Lekon, was charged with murder after allegedly killing a pedestrian while driving a limo in LA in 2009. Depp was served with the legal documents at the Hollywood premiere of his new movie, Transcendence, Thursday. (Click to read about 5 celebs who've killed people.)

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Norman Johnson
Apr 14, 2014 7:00 PM CDT
another case of some idiot killing someone and then making up an insane story to get the insanity defense.The insanity defense should be tightly regulated and if proven,electro-shock and lobotomy should be mandatory,just so it won't be used inordinately.
BillyB
Apr 13, 2014 10:35 AM CDT
He's still not an alibi. They should leave poor Johnny alone.
Cat-Lover
Apr 12, 2014 7:52 PM CDT
What if he says they were in a hot and heavy relationship. That would be hilarious.