Could End Be Near In Duke Lacrosse Case?

An attorney for one of the players charged in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case says there's hope the wait for a resolution in the case might soon be over.

Wade Smith, Collin Finnerty's attorney, says defense attorneys haven't received any word from the state attorney general's office about a possible resolution to the case.

But he says there might be an answer from the attorney general's office sometime this week.

That's why the Finnerty family was expected to arrive in North Carolina Tuesday night. Fellow defendant Reade Seligmann arrived in the afternoon at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

A spokeswoman from the attorney general's office says no announcement has been scheduled.

It's been slightly more than a year since Seligmann, Finnerty and David Evans were accused of assaulting a woman at a team party. All three steadfastly maintain their innocence.