VERDICT REACHED IN DUNBAR VILLAGE RAPE CASE

Poindexter Guilty On 8 Charges; Walker Guilty On 11 Charges

POSTED: 3:12 pm EDT August 28, 2009
UPDATED: 5:39 pm EDT August 28, 2009
  
 
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A verdict has been reached for two defendants in the gang-rape of a woman and her child at Dunbar Village in 2007.

 

 
 
Tommy Lee Poindexter, now 20, was found guilty Friday on eight of the 13 charges against him. They include sexual battery, burglary and kidnapping.
 

 

Shortly thereafter, Nathan Walker, now 18, was found guilty on 11 of the 14 counts. They include sexual battery, burglary, kidnapping and grand theft auto.
 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Walker and Tommy Lee Poindexter are the first two defendants in the Dunbar Village gang-rape trial.

 

Police said Poindexter and Walker raped and sodomized the mother, forced her and her son to have sex with each other and then doused the two victims with cleaning solutions in an attempt to destroy DNA evidence.
 

 

The youngest defendant, Avion Lawson, pleaded guilty earlier this month and testified against the other two during their trial.
 

 

Lawson, who was 14 at the time of the attack, took the stand and said he wasn’t in the “right state of mind” when he participated in the crime. He also called Poindexter the ringleader.
 

 

The mother also took the stand and described the graphic details of that day.

 

Walker and Poindexter were tried together, but each had a separate jury.
 

 

Closing arguments for Poindexter concluded Thursday afternoon, while closing arguments for Walker concluded Friday.
 

 

A fourth defendant, Jakaris Taylor, 17, will stand trial in September. They could all be sentenced up to life in prison.
 

 

Poindexter is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 13.
 
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A TIMELINE IN THE HISTORY OF THE DUNBAR VILLAGE RAPE CASE
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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