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    TN - Vanderbilt Rape Trial - Brandon Banks

    Court date set for former Vanderbilt football player charged in rape case

    Posted: Jun 09, 2017 6:42 AM EDT
    Updated: Jun 09, 2017 1:54 PM EDT

    A status hearing was held Friday morning for two of the four former football players involved in the Vanderbilt rape case.

    Brandon Banks and Jaborian McKenzie were both allegedly involved in the sexual assault of a female student in a dorm room in the summer of 2013.

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    Banks' trial is scheduled to begin on June 19.

    It's not clear when the next hearing will be held for McKenzie. He waived his right to appear in court on Friday morning.



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    Jury chosen in Vanderbilt rape trial of Brandon Banks

    June 15, 2017

    It took just about six hours on Thursday for lawyers to pick the 16 people [four of which will be deemed alternates] that will hear next week's trial of a former Vanderbilt University football player charged with aggravated rape.

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    On trial is Brandon E. Banks, 23, who is charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Prosecutors say Banks and three other former Vanderbilt football players raped an unconscious woman in a dorm room on June 23, 2013.

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    The 16 chosen jurors will return to court Monday to begin Banks' trial, which is expected to last one week. They will be sequestered, meaning they will stay overnight in a Nashville hotel, be kept under close watch and have to turn in their cellphones during trial.

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    Brandon Banks defense says he’s victim of circumstance in Vanderbilt rape

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The trial for the third former football player involved in the Vanderbilt University rape investigation began Monday morning in Nashville.

    Brandon Banks, who was a wide receiver, faces six felony charges in the rape and assault of an unconscious female student that happened at an on-campus dorm room on June 22, 2013.

    Banks’ defense team told the jury the trial is going to be difficult and they are going to see things that are very unsettling.

    http://wkrn.com/2017/06/19/trial-beg...ilt-rape-case/

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    Attorney: Student was bullied into role in Vanderbilt dormitory rape

    June 19, 2017

    A defense attorney said Monday an ex-Vanderbilt football player charged with raping an unconscious female student in a dorm room in 2013 was pressured and bullied into participating.

    In opening statements, attorney Katie Hagan said trial jurors must determine if Brandon Banks was acting under duress.

    Assistant District Attorney Jan Norman said Monday that a video shows Banks assaulted the student with a water bottle. She said Banks' cellphone contained 23 of 41 photos of the assault.


    Former roommate gives graphic, damaging testimony on Day 2 of Vanderbilt trial

    June 20, 2017

    Tuesday was a day of damaging testimony as Brandon Banks former roommate testified against him in the Vanderbilt rape trial.

    Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie described taking photographs as Banks and two other men sexually assaulted an unconscious woman on a Vanderbilt dorm room floor.

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    Defense Attorney, Mark Scruggs says three minutes of video and 41 photographs recovered of cell phones only show part of what happen and suggested Banks acted under duress.

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    The victim in this case is expected to testify later this week as she has in three previous trials.

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    From your 2nd link: Greater Than

    "The victim in this case is expected to testify later this week as she has in three previous trials."

    I was going to ask if the victim was going to testify and this answered my question. I feel sorry for her that they had to separate the trials and she has to keep testifying.

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    Emotional testimony from victim and accused rapist on Vanderbilt trial Day 3

    June 21, 2017

    Wednesday was a day of emotional testimony as a former Vanderbilt football player and the woman he's accused of raping both took the stand.

    Prosecutors have rested their case in for the third defendant, Brandon Banks. He's one of four former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping an unconscious female student in a dorm room.

    Speaking in his own defense, Brandon Banks explained why he stayed in the dorm room the as unconscious woman was sexually assaulted.

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    If the trial stays on schedule, jurors will hear from three defense witnesses before closing arguments on Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewels53 View Post
    From your 2nd link: Greater Than

    "The victim in this case is expected to testify later this week as she has in three previous trials."

    I was going to ask if the victim was going to testify and this answered my question. I feel sorry for her that they had to separate the trials and she has to keep testifying.
    It's heartbreaking that she has to keep reliving it.

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    Vanderbilt rape case: Jury begins deliberating fate of Brandon Banks

    Published 1:13 p.m. CT June 22, 2017 | Updated 2 hours ago

    A jury of 12 has begun deliberating the case against Brandon E. Banks, a former Vanderbilt University football player charged with raping an unconscious woman four years ago Friday.

    The jurors began deliberations about 2:35 p.m. Thursday after hearing four days of testimony, including from Banks himself.

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