Duke Lacrosse Case Update
There's lots of news in the Duke lacrosse player's alleged sexual assault case, which continues to crumble at an astonishing rate.
- The accuser told yet another version on Dec. 21. The statement was turned over to the Defense on Jan. 4. In it, she says Reade Seligman was not one of those who sexually assaulted her. DA Mike Nifong knew this before he dropped the rape charges, yet didn't drop charges against Seligman. And that's just the beginning of the new inconsistencies. You can read the original suppression motion here and yesterday's supplement here.
- "60 Minutes" will do a follow-up story on the case Sunday night (Jan. 14).
In his first interview about the controversial case, Dr. Brian Meehan (the forensic expert hired by the prosecutor in the case) tells CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl that he made a "big error" in judgment by not stating in his report that the only DNA he found on the accuser was from several men who were not on the Duke lacrosse team. You’ll also hear from the parents of the accused, who spoke to Stahl in their first group interview.
Also in the 60 minutes interview, David Evans' mother says the players will sue DA Mike Nifong.
When asked what they would say to Nifong if he were in the room, Rae Evans, the mother of indicted player David Evans, says, "I would say with a smile on my face, 'Mr. Nifong, you've picked on the wrong families … and you will pay every day for the rest of your life.'"
- DA Mike Nifong's trial on alleged ethics violations in the case has been set for May 11.
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