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Bryant Evidence

By: AP
By: AP

Attorneys for N-B-A star Kobe Bryant want jurors in his sexual assault trial told that investigators failed to collect evidence which could prove his innocence.

Bryant's lawyers asked the judge in a court filing to instruct jurors that the evidence -- if presented -- would be exculpatory.

Defense attorney Hal Haddon says detectives failed to preserve the chair on which the sexual act occurred, carpet under the chair and leading into the bathroom, towels, sheets, and the contents of sink drain traps and trash cans.

Detective Doug Winters testified during Bryant's preliminary hearing that he didn't think it was necessary to collect such³eidence.

Bryant has pleaded innocent to sexual assault, saying he had consensual sex with a 19-year-old resort worker in his hotel room last June.


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