The fate of Dock Watson is now in a jury's hands. He's the man accused of sexual assault against a woman in Chocowinity last summer.
Earlier Tuesday, both the prosecution and defense rested their case. The jury now has to decide whether or not Watson is guilty of first-degree rape or possibly attempted first-degree rape.
The jury must also decide if he is guilty of felony larceny for stealing the victim's vehicle. The judge, however, dropped the charge of first-degree kidnapping. Beaufort County District Attorney Seth Edwards says DNA evidence plays a key role in this case.
The jury is expected to reconvene Tuesday morning at 9:30.
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