Cory Batey speaks during his sentencing hearing Friday, July 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Batey, a former Vanderbilt University football player, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for gang raping an unconscious female student in 2013. (Samuel M. Simpkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A jury on Friday convicted a former Vanderbilt University football player charged along with three of his teammates in the 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student.
After about 15 hours of deliberation over two days, the jury found Brandon Banks guilty of one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery. He was found not guilty on five other counts.
"He's shocked but understands that this is only the first part of this process, there's a lot more to do from here on," Banks' lawyer, Mark Scruggs, told The Tennessean after the verdict. "We have some really good issues to raise."