Closing Arguments Finished In Kevin Olsen Trial
Defense attorney George Laughrun just finished his closing arguments in the Kevin Olsen trial.
The former UNC Charlotte Quarterback now waits to see if a jury decides if he is guilty of raping his girlfriend in February of 2017.
Prosecutors dropped the assault charges. He faces three counts of rape and one charge of a sex offense.
The woman, who prosecutors accuse him of raping, took the stand first.
She described a night in which Olsen tried to kill himself, beat her repeatedly before having sex with her. She says she was too scared to say no.
Olsen’s attorneys have used an expert to dissect text messages in which the accuser expresses concerns about the rape charges. The expert says she wrote things like ,”I technically never said no,” and “he is not a rapist.”
Jurors have heard from a nurse who described the woman’s injuries. The defense called a nurse who pointed out inconsistencies in that medical report.
Friends and a roommate of Olsen confirmed the woman had bruises on her body, but say they did not hear a fight.
The defense asked the judge to dismiss the rape charges due to lack of evidence, but she denied the defense’s request.