March 14th, 2013
09:59 AM ET

Marathon day expected in Ohio rape trial

More prosecution witnesses are expected to testify Thursday in a marathon 11-hour session in the rape trial of two Steubenville, Ohio, football players accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

The case against the teenage defendants caught national attention, in part because some of the alleged abuse was captured in cellphone images circulated in text messages and on the Internet. Critics have accused community leaders of trying to paper over rampant misconduct by players of the highly regarded Steubenville High School football team and have suggested that other students took part in the assaults or failed to do enough stop them.

The trial, which started Wednesday, is moving quickly to accommodate the schedule of visiting Judge Thomas Lipps, who is presiding over the trial without a jury. A verdict is expected by Sunday.

You can watch live footage of the trial here, or read about the case here.

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  1. banasy©

    Sigh.

    March 14, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    No jury huh? Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

    March 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      ...you kno' the real problem is guys are too quick to think someone "wants them" just because one admires or attracted to them...t'say they have this mentality as early as high school is really saaaaad...father's failed to imprint proper att!tude and behavior: really should stop slingin' c0nd0ms at your sons and sling some chivalry...

      March 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Sho nuf. Ah dink y'all ain't seen a man since dah Korean War. Ah dink y'all dunno wutchoo tahkin bout.

      March 14, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol yup @ Rascal AND teach em which head is to be used for thinking.

    March 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |