Once-Eventful Duke Lacrosse Case Has Become A Waiting Game

The Duke lacrosse case that dominated headlines for most of last year has become a quiet wait for answers.

But since the state's attorney general took over the charged case in January, daily developments have been replaced by a long stretch of behind-the-scenes work. Attorneys on both sides are saying little, if anything at all.

Defense attorney Wade Smith, who represents charged player Collin Finnerty, compares it to a jury that is deliberating.

Finnerty, Reade Seligmann and David Evans have lived in a legal limbo of sorts for the past few months. All three still face sexual offense charges and are accused of assaulting a woman who performed as a stripper at a March 2006 team party.

Attorney General Roy Cooper's office took over the case in January. His office still says a review is ongoing.


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