.355 Blood Alcohol for Richmond Rape Victim

By Brian Shields

Wed Jun 19th, 2013 4:31pm America/Los_Angeles

MARTINEZ (KRON) — The victim in the Richmond High School Homecoming rape case had a blood/alcohol level of .355, a doctor is testifying in the trial of two men accused in the sexual assault.

Dr. Jim Carpenter told the court Wednesday the victim’s injuries ranged from her head to her toes including scrapes, bruises and tearing. He says her back had the most injuries and that she clearly did not get hurt from falling.

20-year-old Marcelles Peter and 22-year-old Jose Montano are on trial charged with rape, rape with a foreign object and forced oral copulation.

The alleged gang-rape took place on the Richmond high school campus during homecoming night in 2009.

Dr. Carpenter says the victim suffered a concussion with a coma, swelling of the brain, and indicators of adult sexual abuse.

Earlier in the trial the victim testified she did not drink with the defendants and does not remember consuming alcohol that night.

The doctor testified Wednesday that for someone her size to have a .355 blood/alcohol level she would have to consume ten to 15 ounces of alcohol.

Testimony in the case continues Thursday. Follow KRON 4′s Justine Waldman’s courtroom updates on Twitter at @justinewaldman and @kron4news.

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