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Johnny Depp

Subpoenaed in Murder Case

4/12/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Johnny Depp
has been dragged into a bizarre criminal case by a lawyer who wants to prove his client is insane.
 
Depp was served with legal docs at his premiere Thursday in Hollywood (above) for his movie, "Transcendence."  And here's why.

Nancy Lekon was driving a limo in downtown L.A.'s Skid Row neighborhood back in 2009 and allegedly mowed down a pedestrian, dragging her for a mile and killing her.

Lekon has been charged with murder and will stand trial later this month.  She pled not guilty by reason of insanity.

As for how her public defender plans to prove she was insane at the time of the killing ... enter Johnny Depp.

Lekon told officers at the time of her arrest she was in a relationship with Johnny Depp and was in the area so they could rendezvous. 

The public defender now wants to call Johnny to the stand, to show the jury she's delusional.

We're assuming Johnny will testify he doesn't know Lekon.

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lcmb    

Sounds like the defense attorney is unprofessionally star-struck and desperate for attention.

144 days ago
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Joe    

Johnny shouldn't have to be bothered with this at all.

144 days ago
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DiM    

Surely a couple of psychiatrists can determine if she was experiencing psychosis or not and combine that with her medical history. Sounds very much like she was.

144 days ago
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CENSORMVSICK    

...holy cow...

144 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

B.S.

144 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

Twaddle slander and calumny

144 days ago
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Rizzo    

Was never in a relationship and this is a planned plot to show she was crazy. She better have some dr notes backing her story from that time frame. Nice try.

144 days ago
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jimmy d    

Forget this homo…..is anyone else on board saying they would eat peas from Hillary Duffs corn thrower,..all those beautiful brown hairs tickling your nose as you are enjoying a five burrito blast,because it was kids day at taco bell

144 days ago
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some guy    

I thought the subpoenas were supposed to come after the movie bombs.

144 days ago
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CJ    

This whole story sounds fishy.

144 days ago
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L.A. CONFIDENTIAL    

Sounds like a ploy. She was probably looking to score crack on skid row and ****ed up, big time!!!!

144 days ago
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FiendVinny    

Why johnny depp, she could have added anyone in the world. She picks johnny depp. Just sounds like an idiotic defense, and an attempt to get Mr. Depp there as publicity. This isn't going to work in her favor.

144 days ago
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myopinion    

Oh my goodness.....I'm sure the woman is lying, Wasting Johnny's time. SMH

144 days ago
14.

Nella!    

serious mental case. who in their right mind would bring a lambo through skid row?

144 days ago
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Lauren    

How is it fair, that he has to go to court because of some crazy persons BS?

144 days ago
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