Monday, April 17, 2006

ALERT: No Duke lacrosse indictments today

The Raleigh N&O has just reported:

A Durham grand jury issued a list of indictments this afternoon that did not include members of the Duke University lacrosse team.
District Attorney Mike Nifong had been widely anticipated to seek charges today from the grand jury after an escort service dancer told police more than a month ago that she was sexually assaulted by three men at a lacrosse team party.

It was unclear whether any indictments were issued under seal -- a rare move -- or whether the case was among 24 carried over to a grand jury session two weeks from today.

Nifong refused to answer questions, as did Superior Court Judge Ronald Stephens, who oversees the grand jury.
You can read the rest here.

At this point we don't know what may happened in the grand jury room.

We'll need to follow the story at the usual sites. I'n using The N&O, The H-S, The Chronicle, WRAL, and Signifying Nothering.

It will be interesting to see if Nifong has anything to say.

I'm sure defense attorneys will have things to say later today or tomorrow.

More from JinC tonight.

This in haste and unproofed.