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Judge Issues Split Decision In Duke Lacrosse Case

Posted July 21, 2006 6:34 a.m. EDT
Updated December 9, 2006 11:22 a.m. EST

— A judge made a split decision regarding evidence the prosecution can have access to Friday in the Duke lacrosse rape case.

Judge Ken Titus decided that Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong can have the addresses of lacrosse players not charged in the case. However, Titus will not allow Nifong to have information that is contained in the same players' key cards.

Nifong said he needs the information because all of the players could be possible witnesses. Defense attorneys said it is an invasion of the players' privacy and some argue it could compromise their safety.

Three players -- Collin Finnerty, David Evans and Reade Seligmann -- are charged with rape and kidnapping in connection with an off-campus party involving an exotic dancer in March.