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Jury deliberating Cedric Everson case


IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The jury continued deliberations in the trial of former Hawkeye wide receiver Cedric Everson Wednesday morning.

Last week the defense filed a motion to dismiss the charges against Everson.  On Tuesday, Judge Paul Miller ruled there was enough evidence to move forward with the trial, but only on lesser charges. The jury will not make a decision on Second Degree Sexual Abuse, instead they will consider Third Degree Sexual Abuse, Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse and Assault.

Everson, 21, is accused of sexually assaulting a female student athlete in a dorm room in 2007.

The judge ruled there was insufficient evidence that Abe Satterfield aided and abetted Everson in the crime. Satterfield, also a former Hawkeye, was also charged in the crime but pleaded guilty to a lesser offense last year in exchange for his testimony.

Iowa's News Channel 7's Jason Epner is at the courthouse and will bring you the verdict as soon as it is reached.

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