In closing arguments, prosecutors told jurors that the woman was raped in the dorm room and then taken out in a hallway and left out there like trash.But they also said jurors had more than enough evidence to convict.
“Our heart continues to go out to her as she has endured this retrial.
This case has had a lasting impact on us all.’ -Female Riker’s Island Correction Officer Charged With Rape, Claims It Was ‘Love’ The trial this week once again raised questions about bystanders in campus sexual assaults.
At least five student athletes saw the unconscious woman in a state of distress but did not call for help, including several who testified that they saw her lying partially nude in a dorm hallway.
The verdicts were thrown out after Davidson County Criminal Court Judge declared a mistrial after lawyers discovered that the jury foreman had been a victim of statutory rape.
Just like the trial last year, the retrial featured graphic images and videos of the sexual assault.
Police said they recovered images and videos from the players’ cell phones.
Testimony showed that one of the players sent video of the assault to friends while it was happening.
(AP) — A former Vanderbilt football player has been found guilty of raping an unconscious student in a dorm.
It took less than three hours for the jury of nine men and three women to find Cory Batey guilty of aggravated rape, two counts of attempted aggravated rape, facilitation of aggravated rape and three counts of aggravated sexual battery.