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Jury finds former Spring Hill School scholar not responsible on all prices in rape trial

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A jury discovered Vassil Kokali not responsible on all prices on Thursday.

The previous Spring Hill School scholar was charged with raping a fellow scholar in March 2021.

The jury reached its verdict after about 90 minutes of deliberations.

Kokali was emotional after listening to that verdict.

He stated, “It’s finished, lastly, so I’m simply very completely happy”

Talking moments after his acquittal, Kokali fought again tears.

“I’m simply very grateful to God and for the reality to lastly come out and I I’m simply very upset that I needed to undergo all this. I hope that what occurred to me might help individuals which might be falsely accused sooner or later,” stated Kokali.

After hours of testimony over eight days, the jury discovered Kokali not responsible on rape, sodomy, housebreaking and different lesser prices.

The jury was comprised of seven ladies and 5 males,

Kokali, an Italian citizen at Spring Hill on a soccer scholarship, was accused of raping fellow scholar, Audrey Cox, in her dorm room final yr after an evening out in Downtown Cellular. Cox had beforehand gone public together with her allegations.

Prosecutors argued Kokali broke the regulation when he entered Cox’s room with out her permission, took off her garments and sexually assaulted her.

Prosecutors stated Cox was unconscious and that Kokali has a sample as a result of one other Spring Hill faculty scholar testified he sexually assaulted her months earlier.

The protection countered all of these claims and argued it was simply faculty children being drunk, going out and hooking up.

Megan Doggett, Kokali’s lawyer stated, “I believe the jury noticed it that approach. It’s not unlawful to have intercourse with somebody when you’re inebriated.”

Assistant district lawyer Johana Bucci admitted the case was an uphill battle from the beginning and that they respect the jury’s resolution.

Bucci stated Cox broke down following the decision.

“She’s had an emotional two weeks. She’s had an emotional 15 months since this occurred and all of it sort of got here to a head at present. I believe she discovered lots on this trial and she or he’s gonna have to select her head up and simply preserve transferring ahead. She’s a powerful lady. She’ll do it,” stated Bucci.

Kokali confronted 10 years to life in jail.

Now that he’s free, he stated he plans to return to Italy.

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