TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jan 9, 2015

Before Judge Monte Watkins today prosecutors used an unusual tack to argue that accused rapist and former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey was not so severely intoxicated the night of a rape that he did not know what was happening. Prosecutors were asking the judge to prevent a doctor from testifying about intoxication at trial. Their contention was that if he could spell "quesadilla" in a text, then he was not "too drunk," the Tennessean reports. Batey's defense team will argue that Batey was too drunk to form the intent to commit some of the crimes for which he is accused. Defense attorney Worrick Robinson said the quesadilla argument was invalid because a drunken spelling could have been fixed by autocorrect.