No indictments today in Duke lacrosse case

That doesn’t mean that indictments won’t be handed down – they could be sealed, or they may come down in two weeks. But it was widely expected today, even amongst some of the lacrosse players’ lawyers, that at least some of the players would be charged today. Via The Raleigh News and Observer:

DURHAM — A Durham grand jury issued a list of indictments this afternoon that did not include members of the Duke University lacrosse team.

District Attorney Mike Nifong had been widely anticipated to seek charges today from the grand jury after an escort service dancer told police more than a month ago that she was sexually assaulted by three men at a lacrosse team party.

It was unclear whether any indictments were issued under seal — a rare move — or whether the case was among 24 carried over to a grand jury session two weeks from today.

Stay tuned …

Update: NBC is reporting that two Duke lacrosse players have been indicted:

DURHAM, N.C. – A grand jury handed down a sealed indictment Monday against two Duke University lacrosse players related to allegations they raped a woman at a team party, NBC News’ Dan Abrams reported, citing two unnamed defense sources.

The charges against the two players are unclear, Abrams reported.

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