Transcript for Jury Deliberates in NH Rape Trial
To that dramatic case out of New Hampshire. Tonight a jury deliberating the fate of this man, a former student at one of America's most elite prep schools, accused of raping a classmate. Gio Benitez in court for the dramatic closing argument. Reporter: Today in his closing argument, the prosecutor telling jurors 19-year-old Owen Labrie brought a 15-year-old girl to this dark science building and raped her, a date gone horribly wrong. She thought she could handle going with an 18-year-old senior boy who's at the end of his high school career for a senior salute. She thought she could handle his advances by saying no and holding onto her clothing, that that would be enough to make it stop. Reporter: The senior salute, a current school tradition at the center of this case. Graduating seniors spending time with younger students, sometimes intimately. On the stand, the alleged victim in tears. I was raped! Reporter: She testified that she said no to Labrie again and again. This someone was going to get what he wanted and not take no for an answer. Reporter: But Labrie claims they never had sex at all. I thought to myself maybe we shouldn't do this. It hadn't been my intention going into the night to have sex. Reporter: Still Labrie did admit bringing to friends that he did have sex with the girl, saying in one Facebook message he used every trick in the book. Today his lawyer pointing to messages Labrie and the girl exchanged later that night. Labrie writing, you're an angel, the girl replying, you're quite an angel yourself. Is this someone who was unwilling? Reporter: His claim, the girl made up the rape charge to protect herself when the high school rumors started. She had to make the decision whether it would be her reputation that was going to go into the toilet or Owen's. And she took the easier choice. Reporter: Tom, the jury is now made up of nine men and three women. After deliberating for three and a half hours, still no verdict today. They'll be right back here first thing in the morning. Thank you. Overseas now, a grim headline out of Austria, up to
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