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Retrial Date Set for Vanderbilt Rape Case

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After the conviction then mistrial in the Vanderbilt rape case that exposed some major problems between sports and college, the judge has set a new trial date for November 30. Former Commodores Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were convicted on January 27 for their role in a rape of an unconscious woman in June 2013 at a campus dorm. However, it was declared a mistrial after a juror did not disclose that he had previously been a victim of a sexual assault.

While the victim and prosecution have stated that they are ready for the upcoming trial, the defense seems to be worried about the lack of time. The prosecution remains optimistic about a conviction given the overwhelming evidence and success in the last trial.