GazetteRebecca: Prosecutor: Bile's story is uncorroborated - he was not so drunk. She was passing-out drunk, silent, he knew it & is guilty by joint venture
GazetteRebecca: Defense: there was no force, no intent to rape and no joint plan; she was willing & Bile was drunk so didn't know whether she was drunk.
GazetteRebecca: Apologies for not tweeting from closings, I was scribbling like mad to get it all down. Judge is instructing the jury now then they'll delib
GazetteUMass: Agreeing w/Bilas: not only should shot clock be 30, but it should only reset to 20 after offensive rebounds. FIBA just enacted similar rule
GazetteRebecca: (2/2) meaning they could find him guilty if participated or conspired in the incident. They can also find guilty of lesser charge of rape.
GazetteRebecca: In court for closing arguments. Judge has ruled that he will instruct jury that they can consider whether incident was joint venture (1/2)
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