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    Jury to continue deliberations Friday in Brandon Banks’ rape trial

    June 23, 2017, 5:54 am
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    The jury failed to reach a verdict Thursday in day four of the rape trial against former Vanderbilt University football player Brandon Banks.
    The jury deliberated for six hours until 8 p.m. when a juror told told Judge Monte Watkins the team was tired. They were then released for the evening and will report back to the courthouse at 9 a.m. Friday.
    The jury, which consists of 16 local people —12 women, 4 men, and 6 minorities, is charged with deciding whether or not Banks is guilty in the rape of an unconscious female student in an on-campus dorm room in June 2013.
    Thursday was the fourth day of his trial, which began*with two former Vanderbilt University football players taking the stand in his defense.
    Former teammate Ladarius Banks was the first witness to testify. He told the court “he did get picked on” when referring to Banks’ relationship with the team.


    Another former player, Brian Kimbrough, took the stand next, saying, “Guys called him names because he didn’t go out.”

    Their words come after Banks took the stand in his own defense Wednesday, telling the courtroom he was often bullied and called “gay” by other teammates, which he claims had a hand in the peer pressure he felt to take photos and partake in the rape.
    After their testimonies, both the state prosecutors and Banks’ defense team rested their cases and closing arguments were heard into early afternoon

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    I seriously can't believe jury hasn't come back with a verdict yet! SMH...
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    BREAKING: Verdict reached in Vanderbilt rape case. Brandon Banks and attorneys and prosecutors on way back into the courtroom.

    We should know in moments.
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    BREAKING: After more than 14 hours of deliberation the jury finds Brandon Banks GUILTY OF ONE COUNT OF AGGRAVATED AND ONE COUNT OF SEXUAL BATTERY in the Vanderbilt rape case.

    Banks will return for sentencing by the judge in the next few weeks. He faces a minimum of 15 years. He should have taken the 10 year plea offer.

    Banks will now join Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey serving time in prison for the rape of an unconscious female in a Vanderbilt dorm four years ago.

    Good, wish I had a sentencing date!
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    BREAKING: After more than 14 hours of deliberation the jury finds Brandon Banks GUILTY OF ONE COUNT OF AGGRAVATED AND ONE COUNT OF SEXUAL BATTERY in the Vanderbilt rape case.

    Banks will return for sentencing by the judge in the next few weeks. He faces a minimum of 15 years. He should have taken the 10 year plea offer.

    Banks will now join Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey serving time in prison for the rape of an unconscious female in a Vanderbilt dorm four years ago.

    Good, wish I had a sentencing date!
    Woohoo!!! Woohoo!!!

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    #VandyTrial - Judge: Aggravated Rape requires the bond to be revoked. #BrandonBanks taken into custody.

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    Lawyer: Judge should review verdict in Vanderbilt rape case

    June 24, 2017

    A jury Friday evening delivered a mix of acquittals and guilty verdicts against former Vanderbilt University football player Brandon E. Banks, decisions blasted by Banks' lawyer who said the jury did not understand its job.

    "They didn't understand the aggravated element of the two charges they convicted him of," lawyer Mark Scruggs said.

    Scruggs said he will ask the judge to consider whether the jury's verdicts were inconsistent. If Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins agrees, Scruggs said the judge could reduce the two convictions to lesser crimes or grant Banks a new trial on those counts.
    Prosecutors, however, contended the jury aced its job during 15 hours of deliberation across two days.

    "Their verdict showed that they meticulously went through everything in the law, and we're very satisfied," Deputy District Attorney Roger Moore said Friday evening.

    "It is so gratifying when we heard the words 'guilty of aggravated rape.'"

    The jury found Banks guilty on the two charges representing acts Banks committed himself. Those crimes: Penetrating an unconscious woman with a water bottle and touching her vagina.

    On the five other counts, on which prosecutors charged Banks aided his teammate [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in the rape, the jury said Banks was innocent.

    But Scruggs noted that all the counts involved a legal theory that guarantees a longer prison sentence when a victim is incapacitated and when multiple suspects aid each other.

    He said the verdicts showed the jury did not understand, because they found the four teammates acted together on the two physical acts committed by Banks, but did not act together on the others.

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    Oh, puh-leeze!
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    The verdicts

    After about 15 hours of deliberations on Thursday and Friday, a jury delivered a slate of mixed verdicts against Brandon E. Banks. They were:

    Count 1: aggravated rape; not guilty
    Count 2: aggravated rape; not guilty
    Count 3: aggravated rape; guilty
    Count 4: aggravated rape; not guilty
    Count 5: aggravated rape; not guilty
    Count 6: aggravated sexual battery; guilty
    Count 7: aggravated sexual battery; not guilty

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    Brandon Banks 'regrets to this day he didn’t put his life on the line' in Vanderbilt rape case

    9:55 a.m. CT June 28, 2017

    As he sat in a Nashville courtroom last week, a 10-hour drive from home, Maurice Banks kept two people in his thoughts and prayers.

    His youngest of four children, Brandon E. Banks, a redshirt freshman football player at Vanderbilt University in 2013, who was on trial.

    And a young woman, on the dance team at Vanderbilt back then, whom his son had never met but whose life he changed — forever.

    "Nobody comes out of this on the positive side," he said later.

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    Especially the victim...
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    The conviction on aggravated sexual rape carries a minimum 15 year prison sentence. #VandyTrial #BrandonBanks

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    Brandon Banks Faces Sentencing In Vanderbilt Rape Case
    7:27 AM, Aug 18, 2017

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    Brandon Banks, one of three men convicted in the Vanderbilt rape case, will be sentenced in a Nashville courtroom on Friday.
    Banks is scheduled to appear in court on Friday morning.
    A jury found Banks guilty of rape and sexual battery back in June for his part in the 2013 rape of a female student in a campus dorm.
    The jury found Banks not guilty on five of the charges.*
    Two other defendants, Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, have already been convicted and sentenced in the case.
    Banks faces a minimum of 15 years in prison with a maximum 25-year sentence.*

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    Brandon Banks sentenced to 15 years in prison in Vanderbilt rape case
    Updated 4:20 p.m. CT Aug. 18, 2017

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    Brandon E. Banks’ choices cost him*15 years of his life and ended a stranger’s as she knew it.
    A judge on Friday sentenced the 23-year-old former Vanderbilt University football player to 15 years in a Tennessee prison for raping and sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in June 2013.
    In a powerful statement, the victim of the rape blasted Banks’ choices in the dorm room that night and in*the more than four years since.
    Banks chose to go to trial, turning aside plea deals over fears*he’d be labeled for life as a sex offender. And he traveled the South speaking to college athletes about sexual assault while his own charges were pending.
    “He chose to put me through that again and expose the body he gang raped, my body, to yet another panel of strangers,” according to her statement, read in court by Assistant District Attorney General Jan Norman. “He chose to put me through yet another roller coaster during (plea) negotiations.
    “He chose to invite and amplify more attention to himself and what he has done rather than accept responsibility without making excuses.
    “He chose to blame others and portrayed himself as the victim he clearly thinks he is

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