Jury Begins Deliberations In R. Kelly Trial
First Published: June 12, 2008 6:45 PM EDT Credit:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The jury is deliberating in R. Kelly’s child pornography case in Chicago.
It’s been six years since the R&B superstar first was charged with appearing on a graphic video having sex with a girl prosecutors say was as young as 13.
But both Kelly and the now 23-year-old alleged victim deny it’s them on the tape. Neither took the stand.
Prosecutors replayed for jurors Thursday the graphic recording at the center of the case during their closing arguments. But defense attorneys reiterated their key argument that it’s neither Kelly nor the alleged victim on the tape.
Prosecution witnesses had testified that they recognized Kelly and the girl; defense witnesses said they did not. Both sides included the alleged victim’s family members.
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