Judge To Allow Cameras In Courtroom During Holtzclaw Verdict

Monday, December 7th 2015, 9:37 am

By: News 9

News 9 confirmed that a judge will allow cameras inside the courtroom for the verdict for a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of rape. 

Closing arguments are expected on Monday in the rape trial of Daniel Holtzclaw. Monday morning, jurors are expected to hear closing arguments in the case of Daniel Holtzlaw who faces a total of 36 felony counts.

12/2/2015 Related Story: New DNA Evidence Presented Against Daniel Holtzclaw

Thirteen women testified against him over the last five weeks, saying the former Oklahoma City Police officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty between December, 2013 and June, 2014.

Even more damaging evidence was presented on Wednesday by a forensic analyst who said she found DNA evidence on the officer's police uniform matching at least two of the accusers.

When the analyst was cross-examined by Holtzclaw's attorney, she admitted it was possible DNA could have come from secondary contact and that none of the DNA collected matched the profiles of other alleged victims.

Meanwhile the only witness the defense brought to the witness stand was Holtzclaw's former girlfriend who had to reveal intimate details about their relationship.  And it was during her testimony that Holtzclaw broke down, the only time that he's shown emotion in court.

Again, we expect both sides to present closing arguments and the jury could deliberate as soon as Monday afternoon.


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