Prosecutors offered ____ a 10-year prison sentence if he pleaded guilty and avoided a fourth trial in the rape of an unconscious Vanderbilt University student four years ago, ____’ lawyer said Saturday. ____ didn’t take it.
Going to trial was worth the risk of a longer prison term, defense lawyer Mark Scruggs said, because ____ hoped to avoid a lifetime position on the state’s sex offender registry. And on that part of the deal, the state wouldn’t budge. Full Article