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|Prosecution Rests in Mabry Trial
|The prosecution in a multiple felony re-trial case has rested. The State officially rested Thursday in the re-trial of 41-year old Jerry Mabry in Knox County Circuit Court after hearing from the Knox County Jail administrator, a couple of doctors who saw the victim after the alleged beatings and rape took place, and the victim herself.
The jail administrator testified their are multiple warnings both near phones on on the recorded phone call itself with Mabry trying to underestimate both the validity of the phone calls and lack of information provided by the jail in reference to the recording of phone calls. The court heard a recorded phone call between Mabry and his cousin.
The victim took the stand in the afternoon to tell her side of the story of what happened in the alleged multiple beating and rape by Mabry back in 2004 inside the woman's Mulberry Street home. She told the jury she attempted many times to leave the residence after first being attacked in her residence. She told the court how Mabry would not let her leave the residence and continued the constant beating then went on for a prolonged period of time. The victim told the jury she even tried to call 911 getting two of the numbers into the phone before Mabry ripped the phone out of the wall and beat her with it and strangled her with the phone cord. She even told the court that Mabry was beating her like a man with punches to the face, head, body, kicks to the body and even slamming her head into a glass coffee table. Mabry, who is representing himself, was provided with responses from the victim during his cross examination that said things like, "You know what you did. You were there. You did it." The victim says she still suffers from headaches, swelling, vision problems and dizziness from the attack.
Mabry will begin his defense on the charges of Attempted First-degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and Unlawful Restraint, Friday morning.
|10 24 08 by Newsroom
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