Jury gets Co-Lin gang-rape case - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jury gets Co-Lin gang-rape case

HAZLEHURST, MS (WLBT) - Closing arguments wrapped up just before noon Wednesday in the trial of four young men accused of raping a junior-college student in Copiah County.

Cameron Clark, Damonte Glover, Justin Sandifer, and Jason West are charged with sexual battery in the indictment.

The four are accused of raping a female student in a room at a men's dormitory on the Copiah Lincoln Community College campus in October of 2009.

The victim testified she drank vodka, then passed out, only to wake up to find Glover on top of her having sex, with the others surrounding them.

She also claimed she was physically helpless.

Defense attorneys argue she had sex willingly, and there was no physical evidence proving she was raped.

The jurors will have to return four separate verdicts in the case. They took a lunch break around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon after deliberating for just over an hour.

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