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Jameis Winston Will Not Face Sexual Assault Charges Following Investigation

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Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIINovember 14, 2013

Florida State Seminoles freshman quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged following a sexual assault investigation that began in Dec. 2012.

 

Updates From Friday, Dec. 13:

Winston's accuser's attorney, Patricia Carroll, held a press conference on Friday regarding State Attorney Willie Meggs' decision not to press charges.

From Sean Rossman of The Tallahassee Democrat:

Carroll: "At no time has the victim in this case ever signed a waiver of prosecution."

— Sean Rossman (@SeanRossman) December 13, 2013

Carroll says TPD detective did not issue a search warrant for Jameis Winston after learning he was a suspect, but did for her client

— Sean Rossman (@SeanRossman) December 13, 2013

Carroll: It is common practice for "outcry witnesses" to be interviewed by detective. Says that never happened

— Sean Rossman (@SeanRossman) December 13, 2013

Carroll: Says her client's loss of memory is "consistent with a date rape drug"

— Sean Rossman (@SeanRossman) December 13, 2013

Carroll says she told State Attorney Willie Meggs she had "no confidence in this investigation"

— Sean Rossman (@SeanRossman) December 13, 2013

Carroll: State and complainant's family's medical records don't match up.

— Sean Rossman (@SeanRossman) December 13, 2013

Carroll: "There is no reason why the state would redact the injuries sustained by the victim"

— Sean Rossman (@SeanRossman) December 13, 2013

Carroll: "We perceive that as a problem that warrants further investigation"

— Sean Rossman (@SeanRossman) December 13, 2013

Carroll: Meggs never met with my client, but his assistants did.

— Sean Rossman (@SeanRossman) December 13, 2013

Carroll on second set of DNA: Prior sexual history of rape victim is not admissible in court of law under Rape Shield law.

— Sean Rossman (@SeanRossman) December 13, 2013

From Joey Johnston of The Tampa Tribune:

Attorney for Jameis Winston's accuser blasts Tallahassee PD handling of case, saying it was botched from beginning.

— Joey Johnston (@JJohnstonTBO) December 13, 2013

Attorney for Jameis Winston's accuser said she was "hysterical" following incident and behavior consistent with that of rape victim

— Joey Johnston (@JJohnstonTBO) December 13, 2013

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