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Rape trial underway again

D. A. Greg Edwards D. A. Greg Edwards
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A rape case is underway in Dougherty County court, for the second time.

Lawrence Brown is charged with raping a 61-year-old woman in her home in May of 2011. He is accused of holding a knife to her neck and hitting her as well.

A hung jury resulted in a mistrial the first time.

"When there is not a unanimous verdict, it is appropriate to retry the case and that's what is going on with that particular matter," said Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards.

Police found Brown asleep naked on the woman's couch when they got there.

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