Text Messages Read Aloud During Vandy Retrial

Posted at 8:43 AM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 23:55:00-04

The fourth day of Brandon Vandenburg’s retrial got underway Thursday with a Metro Nashville Police detective presenting digital evidence in the case. 

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Court was supposed to resume at 9 a.m., but was delayed nearly an hour and a half while defense attorneys met with Judge Monte Watkins. 

This comes one day after jurors watched a disturbing video of a young female student being sexually assaulted inside of Vandenburg's dorm room. 

Metro Nashville Police Detective Chad Gish walked jurors through the video he uncovered on a computer.

The footage allegedly showed the woman unconscious while she was attacked by various members of the Vanderbilt University football team. 

A number of images were also found on Vandenburg's cell phone - allegedly showing the woman being raped.

Detective Gish took the stand again Thursday and read aloud text messages between Vandenburg and his friend in California, Joseph Quinzio. 

Because of time constraints, the state then called Quinzio to testify. Quinzio, who was at one time one of Vandenburg's close high school friends, said the two are no longer close.  

Quinzio testified that Vandenburg came to California and destroyed his iPhone - the same phone that investigators said had video of the alleged rape on it. 

Former Vanderbilt football player and co-defendant, Jaborian 'Tip' McKenzie took the stand. He was present when the alleged rape took place.

His testimony centered around what took place in Gillette Hall the night of the alleged rape as well as text messages sent between him, Vandenburg and other football players.

He told prosecutors that Vandenburg recorded the video at the center of the case. Jurors watched the video of the alleged rape. Vandenburg could be heard laughing in the background.

McKenzie lastly told prosecutors that he was "...ashamed, embarrassed of what happened that night. I'm sorry I let it happen.

Court was set to resume at 9 a.m. Friday.