No DNA match in Duke gang rape case.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by jzlucas, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. DURHAM, N.C. — DNA testing failed to connect any members of the Duke University lacrosse team to the alleged rape of a stripper, attorneys for the athletes said Monday.

    Citing DNA test results delivered by the state crime lab to police and prosecutors a few hours earlier, the attorneys said the test results prove their clients did not sexually assault and beat a stripper hired to perform at a March 13 team party.

    No charges have been filed in the case.

    "No DNA material from any young man was present on the body of this complaining woman," said defense attorney Wade Smith.

    The alleged victim, a 27-year-old student at a nearby college, told police she and another woman were hired to dance at the party. The woman told police that three men at the party dragged her into a bathroom, choked her, raped her and sodomized her.

    Authorities ordered 46 of the 47 players on Duke's lacrosse team to submit DNA samples to investigators. Because the woman said her attackers were white, the team's sole black player was not tested.
  2. Where's Al Sharpton when you need him?
  3. 5-23-2006 DURHAM, N.C. — The woman who has accused three members of the Duke University lacrosse team of raping her at an off-campus party told investigators several different stories about the night of the alleged incident, sources close to the defense team representing the players have told FOX News.

    Regarding the 1,300 pages of evidence, sources told FOX News that the accuser allegedly did not tell the officer who met her at a supermarket after responding to a 911 call that she had been raped. Later, the woman told a doctor at a mental health facility that she had been sexually assaulted. She later denied that claim to a police officer when she arrived at the Duke hospital for care.

    At least two sources also said there may be a discrepancy in the number of men the accuser says were involved.

    The woman also originally claimed that a second dancer who accompanied her to the party, Kim Roberts, was inside the bathroom during the alleged rape, the sources said. The accuser claims she was assaulted and sodomized in that bathroom for about a half an hour and that she tried to fend off her attackers.

    When police asked Roberts whether she was in the room at the time, Roberts reportedly told police, "that's a crock."

    Defense sources also say the accuser admitted to having had sexual intercourse with at least three men around the time of the alleged attack. According to those sources, when investigators questioned her after DNA tests on the semen found inside her body did not match any of the Duke players, the accuser gave police the name of her boyfriend and two men who drove her to her dancing engagements.

    The drivers say in police statements that they brought the accuser to at least five separate gigs the weekend before the alleged attack, defense sources said.

    According to the sources, the papers handed over by Nifong also reveal that the forensic nurse who did a gynecological exam on the accuser did not find abrasions, tears or bleeding in the vaginal area, which is often present in forcible rapes. They say she did find swelling in the vaginal area along with tenderness in the accuser's breasts and lower right quadrant.

    Several people described the accuser as being severely impaired on the night of the incident, with one of the first police officers to see her describing her as "passed out drunk." But some have suggested she may have been given a date-rape drug. Nifong apparently hinted at this possibility in a story published in Newsweek earlier this month.

    The Durham Herald Sun reported Tuesday that the nurse who filled out a report on the physical exam given to the accuser indicated no toxicology tests were performed, according to the defense motion filed Monday by Seligmann's lawyers.

    The lawyers said no toxicology information was contained in the 1,278 pages of data Nifong gave them last week. But if such a report exists, the lawyers said they have a right to see it and asked a judge to force Nifong to turn it over.

    Nifong declined to comment to The Herald-Sun on this information.

    But he told WRAL radio in Durham: "If there was a toxicology report available, it would've been included in the discovery I handed over to the defense."

    Click here to read the WRAL story.

    Seligmann's attorneys want a judge to order prosecutors in the case to provide any reports "generated from blood, urine or other biological samples" collected from the accuser.
  4. That lingering and most bitter taste of Tuwana Brawley 'crow pie' is still on his palate.

  5. What's the problem, Jag??? Did you side w/ Al "coke deal" Sharpton and Tawana?
  6. Hell no!
    I'm so misunderstood.

    The concept of 'eating crow' is you are proven wrong on an issue and now one must squirm and endure the public shame it brings on.

    The "lingering and most bitter taste of Tuwana Brawley 'crow pie' still on his palate " was my way of saying - he hasn't forgotten the last time he was humiliated in similar hood-winking circumstances. ( no pun intended)

    Sharpton is staying away because he has been FOOLED before - like as case will prove out to be; just another black girl with bigger problems that even politicians can't cover for.

  7. jem


    I saw sharpton on t.v. in the beginning. He a made a big push for a few days so did jessie jackson.

    Tucker Carlson mopped the floor with one of them. Pretty much pointing out their racism.
  8. Ahhh... got ya!