Defense Lawyers Can Stay on Vandy Rape Case

Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins ruled yesterday that California attorney Albert Perez Jr. and retired judge Eugene Osko meet state requirements to stay on the legal defense team for Brandon Vandenburg, one of four former Vanderbilt University football players charged in the June 2013 rape of a female student inside a campus dorm. Watkins also said that Perez did not err in making statements about the case in a local TV news interview. The comments by Perez, "although colorfully opinionated, do not rise to the level of material prejudice," the judge wrote. The Tennessean has more.