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Jury: Guilty on two of five counts of rape, abduction

Courtney Astolfi • Jun 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM


UPDATE: The verdict is in: Brian Jury has been found guilty on two of five counts of rape, two counts of abduction and one count of felonious assault.

Jurors returned a verdict of not guilty on a charge of attempted murder and three additional counts of rape.

The two counts of rape and abduction each came with firearms specifications, which could add time to a jail sentence. 

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Jurors did not reach a verdict Wednesday in the rape and kidnapping trial of Strecker Road man Brian Jury, 39.

Five days of testimony from 16 witnesses — including the defendant and the Lorain woman he allegedly abducted — wrapped up Tuesday.

Jurors spent all day Wednesday deliberating, but did not reach a verdict on Jury's five counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, and one count each of attempted murder and felonious assault.

Deliberations will resume today, with a verdict anticipated by day's end. Proceedings could extend into Friday, however.

Check sanduskyregister.com for updates as soon as a verdict is reached. 

Jury allegedly kidnapped the woman in Lorain Nov. 1 and drove her to his Groton Township property. He then allegedly bound and gagged her, then raped her five times.

When Jury left the property, the still-naked and bound woman busted through the door and made her way to the roadside where a passerby called police.

Jury took the stand in his own defense earlier this week, saying the sex was consensual. It was only after he discovered the woman stole $100 from him, then allegedly demanded more money else she accuse him of rape, that Jury hogtied her, Jury said.

Deliberations will begin again today at 8:30 a.m.

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