Motion To Dismiss

I consider this very unlikely but the Herald Star has some details:

A West Virginia judge last week rejected requests that three juveniles be called to testify at the eastern Ohio trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl. The girl is from West Virginia.

The juveniles’ testimony was expected to bolster the players’ defense against the charges.

Attorneys representing defendant Trent Mays argue in a motion to dismiss the case that one of the witnesses was a friend of the girl’s and can testify to the alleged victim’s alcohol intake and relationship with Mays.

“Additionally, the witness will testify that she spoke to the alleged victim immediately following the alleged incident, and will provide information about the victim’s words, conduct, and state of mind,” Mays’ attorneys wrote in their motion obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

When I heard the West Virginia judge wasn’t allowing testimony, I said I thought it was potentially bad for the prosecution. This is one reason why.

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