Judge will hear motions for mistrial in Vanderbilt rape case

Verdict being read - Cory Batey, Brandon Vandenburg
Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg as the verdict was read. (Jan. 27, 2015)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A judge will hear motions for mistrial from the lawyers for both Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg in the Vanderbilt University rape case on June 15.

Both men are asking for a mistrial as well as a new one due to questions regarding the jury foreman.

The sentence hearings originally set for the same day will be heard at a later date that has yet to be determined.

The questions surround the foreman possibly misrepresenting himself during the trial due to being a victim of sexual abuse several years ago in Sumner County. An attorney for the foreman previously denied the claims against his client.

Judge Monte Watkins will hear the motions In a Davidson County court room June 15 at 9 a.m.

Batey and Vandenburg were convicted in January of all charges against them in the rape of an unconscious female student inside a Vanderbilt campus dorm room.

Both former football players remain in the Metro jail.

Two other ex-teammates, Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie and Brandon Banks, are still awaiting trial.

Click here for full coverage on the Vanderbilt University rape case.

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