Watson defense argues that sexual acts were consensual - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Watson defense argues that sexual acts were consensual

David Watson (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) David Watson (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The sexual assault trial of David Watson continued on Wednesday.

The defense cross-examined the alleged victim on Wednesday morning, going over phone and Skype records between her and Watson.

The accuser says she knows Watson from a class they had together at Texas Tech University.

The defense is arguing that the sexual acts in May 2012 were consensual.

In a Skype conversation in December 2011, five months before the alleged incident, Skype documents show the accuser told Watson, "I am a freaky chick...I don't like boring guys...I like crazy guys."

Over Skype, she talks about him grabbing her wrist and cupping her chin.

On the stand Wednesday afternoon, Watson's accuser said he told her his parents were police chiefs and had power, and if she told anyone what happened no one would believe her.

After lunch, the defense played a video for the jurors. It was not shown in the courtroom.

The defense attorney said the video is from January 2012, four months before the alleged incident. The defense said the video is of the accuser and Watson engaged in sexual conduct.

Watson's accuser was on the stand and kept her head down while the video was shown.

The defense asked for a mistrial on Wednesday, challenging a knife seen in a photograph of Watson's room that was presented to the jury.

The accuser couldn't remember specific details about the knife, which led the defense to ask for a mistrial.

Judge Underwood ruled no.

Watson could face five to 99 years or life in prison if he is convicted, but he is eligible for probation if the jury finds him guilty.

Court has recessed for the day. The trial will continue Thursday at 9 a.m.

RELATED STORY: Prosecution plays sex tape for jury in Watson trial

Copyright 2014 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

    Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

    Monday, October 23 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-10-23 13:04:12 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-10-24 03:55:13 GMT
    President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared...
    President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America.
  • US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

    US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

    Monday, October 23 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:34:40 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-10-24 03:55:02 GMT

    The top U.S. general says the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger and the American people deserve answers about this month's deadly ambush.

    The top U.S. general says the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger and the American people deserve answers about this month's deadly ambush.

  • Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

    Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:44:06 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-10-24 03:54:41 GMT

    Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

    Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

Powered by Frankly