Sentencing for the multiple rape count convictions of Brandon Vandenburg and Corey Batey, has been postponed to April 24, 2015, so attorneys for both can begin new trials for a new round of clients. (Vandenburg was also convicted for unlawful photography and tampering with evidence.)
Also, at the request of Brandon Vandenburg’s California attorney, Alfred Perez, the hearing on Vandenburg’s charge of battery against California school personnel, has also been postponed.
Quick reminder: The name of the game in Defense is: Delay.
Quick reminder #2: The California charge occurred while Vandenburg was out on bail.
Palm Desert Charter Middle School was the scene of Vandenburg’s latest demonstration of,
“I do what I want when I want.”
Vandenburg had gone to Palm Desert presumably to pick up one of his brothers, but got into it with security guard Jamie Tarascio seconds after Tarascio informed Vandenburg he had to verify Brandon was on the list of “Emergency” contacts.
According to the police report, that information didn’t appeal to Brandon. As Tarascio turned to leave, Vandenburg went for Tarascio’s sunglasses. The grab resulted in a small scratch under Tarascio’s left eye.
Vandenburg then refused to return the sunglasses to Tarascio.
Vandenburg was then forcibly escorted/ejected from the school by personnel.
He left Tarascio’s glasses on top of a fence. Again, this occurred while Vandenburg was out on bail. Local reaction has been solidly, anti-Vandenburg.
We can expect the defense to request Palm Desert charges be dropped “in the interests of justice” after the Nashville sentencing.
Corey Batey, minus a disastrous appearance on Dr. Phil, has kept his nose clean.