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UPDATE: Jury selection for Vanderbilt rape case begins Wednesday in Hamilton Co.

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UPDATE: Cory Batey, a former Vanderbilt football player charged with rape, will go before a Nashville judge Tuesday morning for a petition hearing, just one day before jury selection begins locally in Hamilton County.

Channel 3 confirmed the hearing through court records.

The hearing is scheduled for 9:00am CST. in Judge Watkins courtroom in the Birch Building.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates as they become available.


PREVIOUS: A few hundred Hamilton County residents are expected to report for jury selection Wednesday in the Vanderbilt rape case.

Jury selection begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Hamilton County Criminal Court.

READ MORE | Vanderbilt rape trial still on track to begin in April

Nashville Judge Monte Watkins will hear the retrial of former Vanderbilt football players Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg.

A change of venue request was filed by the pair’s attorneys after they had their convictions thrown out by Judge Watkins because a juror in the case was not forthcoming.

The two former football players are charged in connection to the alleged rape of a female student in dorm on campus in 2013.  

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