Bryant Case Ruling Could Devastate Prosecution

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The presiding judge in the Kobe Bryant case has ruled that the alleged victim's sexual activity near the time of her reported assault will be admissible at his rape trial, says the Rocky Mountain News. "This is a huge victory for the defense," said former Denver prosecutor Craig Silverman. He predicted it's possible that the order by Judge Terry Ruckriegle could convince prosecutor Mark Hurlbert not to take the high-profile case to trial. "They have established exceptions to Colorado's rape shield law," said Silverman. "If they can present credible evidence that this young lady had . . .

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