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‘It was quick and it was unanimous’: Juror in Cephus trial explains ‘not guilty’ verdict

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‘It was quick and it was unanimous’: Juror in Cephus trial explains ‘not guilty’ verdict

‘It was quick and it was unanimous’: Juror in Cephus trial explains ‘not guilty’ verdict

A juror who helped decide the not guilty verdict in former Badger football player Quintez Cephus’ criminal trial is sharing insight into that conclusion.


‘It was quick and it was unanimous’: Juror in Cephus trial explains ‘not guilty’ verdict

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A juror who helped decide the 'not guilty' verdict in the former badger football player, quintez cephus's criminal trial, is sharing some insight into that decision tonight.

Cephus was found not guilty of sexually assaulting two young women.

Madalyn o'neill sat down with her ..

And she tells us why it didn't take the jury more than an hour of deliberation.

Wrap in 45:27 "after closing arguments in court, the jury was back in what felt like no time, with a verdict one juror says was a quick decision for everyone."

Kelly engsberg juror in cephus trial 54:00 "it was quick and it was unanimous right off the bat."

Before being chosen to sit in the jury for quintez cephus's trial ..

Kelly engsberg had no idea who the former badger foball player was.

Engsberg 7:58ish "i don't follow sports super religiously."

But as she listened to the state and defense present their cases over the week-long trial ..

She had the weight of being one of 12 jurors who held his fate in their hands.

Engsberg 55:50ish "12 completely different individuals, takes on what was heard, what was seen.

You're thinking to yourself, are we going to be able to come to a conclusion together?"

Engsberg says it's not a task they took lightly -- the decision may have been quick, but the process was thorough.

Engsberg 58:45ish "every single person was thoughtful, taking notes, listening intently all week long."

58:54 many pieces of evidence added up to form the jury's not guilty solution, gsberg says, but surveillance video of the night shown by the defense stands out as the most persuasive.

Engsberg 6:20ish "is the state proving to me one hundred percent that a crime occurehere, and that was not the case."

6:32 engsberg says during the trial, the me too movement was certain in her mind ..

Engsberg 4:44 "i am a 100 percent supporter."

... but so was her duty.

Engsberg 6:00 "it's our job as a society, my job as a juror, to really dig deep andook for the truth and to try to figure out truly if a crime occurred."

6:12 wrap out 50:22 "the jury is still out on whether cephus will be able to return to uw-madison as the university reviews his petition for readmission.

In madison, madalyn o'neill, news 3 now."

Uw-madison says it must complete a thorough review in cases like this..

Which often involves interviewing witnesses and reviewina large number of documents and evidence.

The university stresses that the student disciplinary process is separate from the legal process and has different standards and timelines, saying a statement that 'our disciplinary process, like those of universities across the country, follow processes that are required

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