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UNIVERSITY COVER-UP
(2008-04-01)
(wgvu) - - TESTIMONY IS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN THE
RETRIAL OF A MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING AND STRANGLING A FELLOW EASTERN
MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT.
TWENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD ORANGE TAYLOR III IS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN
THE DECEMBER 2006 DEATH OF 22-YEAR-OLD LAURA DICKINSON. THE FIRST
JURY DEADLOCKED.
A JURY OF EIGHT WOMEN AND SIX MEN WAS SELECTED YESTERDAY, AND
OPENING STATEMENTS WERE DELIVERED.
A PROSECUTOR TOLD THE JURY THAT DICKINSON'S DEATH WAS EVERY
WOMAN'S WORST NIGHTMARE. BUT A DEFENSE LAWYER SAYS IN HER OPENING
STATEMENT THAT TAYLOR IS LIVING A NIGHTMARE OF BEING FALSELY
ACCUSED.
THE U.S. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FINED EASTERN MICHIGAN $357,500
FOR COVERING UP THE DEATH. THE CASE LED TO THE REMOVAL OF
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT JOHN FALLON AND OTHERS.
THE TRIAL IS TAKING PLACE BEFORE WASHTENAW COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE
ARCHIE BROWN.
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