Duke Lacrosse Case : No Players' DNA on the Accuser's Body
Bump and Update: No DNA that matched the players was found on or within or on the surface of the accuser's body or any of her belongings or clothing. Not even under her fingernails. You can listen to the defense attorneys' news conference here. They say the findings show there is no evidence that any sexual activity occurred in that house on that night. If you re-read what she said happened, it is an impossibility. Not to mention, the defense say they have photos showing she had injuries when she arrived. Even more, the defense says they have interviewed the other dancer who said the accuser never mentioned being raped to her. The defense also has said voice analysis shows the other dancer is the person who made the first 9-11 call.
"I'm not saying it's over. If that's what they expect, they will be sadly disappointed," Nifong said at a candidate forum Monday night. "They can say anything they want, but I'm still in the middle of my investigation. "I believe a sexual assault took place."
Update 4/11: DA says the case is not going away. There's more DNA testing to do. He can do DNA testing till the cows come home. If there was none in or on the accuser, none under her fingernails and none on her belongings, how will he ever prove a rape?
Original Post: 12:16 am
Duke Lacrosse Case Sinking Faster Than the Titanic
Here's the latest in the Duke lacrosse players rape allegations.
A defense attorney says time-stamped photographs will show an exotic dancer was already injured and "very impaired" when she arrived at a party where she claims she was raped by members of Duke University's men's lacrosse team.
Durham attorney Bill Thomas said some of the photographs, taken when she arrived at the house, indicate the woman was injured before getting to the party March 13. They show extensive bruises and scrapes on her legs, especially around the knees, he said. "This young lady was substantially impaired. She had fallen several times during the course of the evening," Thomas said.
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