Ex-Vanderbilt players awarded mistrial for rape case

Brandon Vanderburg and Cory Batey, formerly football players for Vanderbilt charged with rape, have been granted a mistrial Tuesday afternoon, according to The Tennessean.

Nashville Criminal Court Judge Monte Wilkins was obligated to give a mistrial to the former players due to a jury serving not admitting he had been the victim of a statutory rape case a decade and a half ago.

The defense attorneys will show up to court to ask for bonds to be upheld for the two men who were out on bail waiting on the first trial. the prosecutors will look for a new trial date.

The juror was called to testify and claimed that he didn’t even think about the past event while the trial was ongoing and it didn’t sway his deliberation.

The Judge’s order being released Tuesday reads, “The defendants have a right to a fair trial, a right that was violated by juror #9’s conduct”.

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