Duke Lacrosse Suspect Arrives in North Carolina
One of three men accused in the Duke lacrosse case arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Tuesday afternoon.Posted — Updated
Defense attorney Wade Smith told WRAL that the families of all three suspects—Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans—have remained hopeful and are cautiously optimistic that charges could be dropped.
Evans and Finnerty were expected to arrive soon in Raleigh, too. Finnerty's father, Kevin Finnerty, told WRAL that he was flying to Raleigh Tuesday evening.
Several sources told WRAL that the indicted players and their families would be present when an announcement comes.
Special prosecutors have spent the past few months examining evidence, interviewing witnesses and talking to defense attorneys about the yearlong investigation. The three suspects face first-degree sexual assault and first-degree kidnapping charges in connection with allegations made by an exotic dancer hired to perform at a March 13, 2006, lacrosse team party.
"It says as much about our nation as it does about Raleigh-Durham and how we deal with race, class and fairness," he said. "And it's about the justice system."
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