Aug 20, 2015 1:12 PM

Day 3 of Owen Labrie rape trial: Accuser still on stand, media barred from tweeting

CONCORD - The media was barred from tweeting from the courtroom on Day 3 of the Owen Labrie rape trial.

A judge granted the request from the accuser and her family to keep the media from "broadcasting information, images, and testimony" from the courtroom under Superior Court Criminal Rule 78.

Testimony continued Thursday, and Labrie looked down as his now 16-year-old alleged victim took the stand in the third day of a rape trial that has sparked international attention.

Defense Attorney Jay Carney began by questioning the victim about the night of May 30, 2014.

At times, the teenage girl challenged Carney, even asking him to read all of the transcripts, including “um” and “likes” from her first interview with Concord police after the alleged rape.

At one point the alleged victim said she was “cloudy” in the interview with police.

When Carney asked why she was cloudy, the girl whispered, “Are you serious? I was raped,” and began to cry.

The state called Mary Marcelli, a registered nurse at St. Paul’s School and Concord Hospital, to the witness stand.

Marcelli testified the girl seemed anxious, rushed and teary-eyed when she came to the school’s clinic seeking Plan B the next morning.

The state also called the victim’s mother, who fought back tears as she described her daughter calling her in the middle of the night and hysterically crying.

The third witness called to the stand was the alleged victim’s friend and roommate who also testified her friend was anxious the night of May 30, 2014.

Testimony is ongoing.


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