State Attorney Responds to Accuser’s Attorney in Investigation

States Attorney Willie Meggs handling of the Jameis Winston investigation was the subject of a blistering news conference Friday by the accusers attorney.

Meggs decided last week he had little chance of a conviction and stands by that decision.

“Unless someone comes up with some evidence that I don’t think will ever happen, it’s closed,” said Meggs.

Attorney Patricia Carroll accused Meggs of creating the impression her client was promiscuous by announcing there were two DNA donors.

Meggs says it was a key element of the case. “I would be absolutely insane to have a secondary DNA in our case and have the defense attorney get up and say the real rapist they didn’t find.”

Meggs did agree with attorney Carroll that the believability of Chris Casher and Ronald Darby, two football teammates who gave statements in Jameis Winston’s behalf, was very low, but he said the evidence did not meet the burden of proof he needed to file charges.


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