Apr 19, 2016

Verdict in for Kailan Meserve case


Today is Day 3 of jury deliberations in the Kailan Meserve case. The jury got the case a bit after 11 a.m. this Monday. They deliberated until noon. Yesterday, they had a question and a note, and deliberated from 8:30 to noon.

Around 9:15 a.m. today, both attorneys went into the courtroom. They both walked out a minute later, then Deputy District Attorney Brie Bennett came back with a form.

Another note from the jury at 10:40 a.m.

Verdict is in. Waiting on Kailan Meserve to get here, eta 10 minutes.

We went in around 11:30, jury came in, Judge looked at forms, asked jury to step back into deliberation room and is meeting with attorneys privately. The attorneys and Meserve just walked out. Back at 1 p.m.

The jury foreman had said they had reached verdicts.

I have been the only one from media here and the only one to cover this case. I will be calling KMUD later, just tried to contact a couple other reporters. Thank you to KIEM's Sierra Jenkins for making the time to cover the verdict.

Meserve is charged with 15 counts, many counts have the option of lesser charges and there are special allegations.

Count 1 kidnapping (Jane Doe #1 to commit rape), Count 2 Forcible rape (Jane Doe #1), Count 3 Forcible oral copulation (Jane Doe #1),Count 4 Forcible oral copulation (Jane Doe #1),  Count 6 Assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury (Jane Doe #!), Count 7 Criminal threats (Jane Doe #1), Count 8 Forcible Rape (Jane Doe #2), Count 9 Forcible Rape (Jane Doe #2), Count 10 Forcible oral opulation (Jane Doe #2), Count 11 Forcible Oral copulation (Jane Doe #2), Count 12 Forcible Oral Copulation (Jane Doe #2), Count 13 Forcible Oral Copulation (Jane Doe #2), Count 14 Sexual battery (Jane Doe #2), Count 15 Sexual battery (Jane Doe #2), Count 16 Sexual penetration by a foreign object (jane Doe #2).

Special allegation of kidnapping for Counts 1 to 7.

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