Retrial of ex-Vanderbilt football players set for April
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The retrial of two former Vanderbilt University football players on rape charges is scheduled for April 4.
In criminal court in Nashville on Thursday, prosecutors asked Judge Monte Watkins to consider the victim and set an earlier date. Watkins said he had to consider all sides, and the April 4 date was one that everyone could agree on.
Jury selection will begin March 30. Because of extensive publicity around the first trial, the jury will be selected in Chattanooga then brought to Nashville.
Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are accused of raping an unconscious fellow student in a dorm room in June 2013. The two were found guilty in January. That verdict was thrown out when a mistrial was declared because of juror misconduct.