Jury fails to reach verdict in the Brandon Banks Vanderbilt rape trial


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The jury deliberated for six hours and, in a change of plans, they decided to go home for the evening and continue deliberating Friday morning.

When the jury first received the case, they told the judge they would reach a decision tonight.

The jury is working to determine whether former Vanderbilt University football Brandon Banks is guilty in the rape of an unconscious female student in an on-campus dorm room in June 2013.

The jury, which has been sequestered throughout the trial and consists of 16 local people -12 women, 4 men, and 6 minorities.

About 8 p.m., a juror told the judge that the team was tired. The judge released them for the evening and told them to be back at the courthouse at 9 a.m. Friday.

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