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Mistrial granted in Vanderbilt football players' rape case

Mistrial granted in Vanderbilt football players' rape case

A judge has granted a mistrial in the case of two former Vanderbilt football players convicted in the dorm-room rape of a student. Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins on Tuesday ruled in favor of defense attorneys who said a juror intentionally withheld information that he was a rape victim during the jury selection process. Defense attorneys said the juror, 31-year-old Todd Easter, intentionally withheld information that he was a rape victim during the jury selection. Easter testified at a hearing last week that he didn't withhold information because he doesn't consider himself a victim. In his ruling, Watkins said "actual bias has been clearly shown." "Our...

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