Friday, December 22, 2006

Rape Charges Dropped in Duke Lacrosse Case

If Nifong thinks this meaningless action will take a bit of the heat off him he's monumentally misguided.

Durham — Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong moved Friday to drop rape charges against three Duke University lacrosse players.

Nifong said he plans to proceed with kidnapping and sexual assault charges against the three players.

Nifong filed paperwork to dismiss forcible rape charges against Reade Seligmann, 20, Collin Finnerty, 20, and David Evans, 23. The players were indicted last spring after a North Carolina Central University student told police she was beaten and raped by three lacrosse players while performing as a stripper at a March 13 team party.

This mans malignant stubborness is inexplicable. He has painted himself into a corner and rather then stopping to look for a possible way out he just keeps painting his area of refuge smaller and smaller. When this whole thing is over he'll be lucky to have his freedom let alone his license to practice law.

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