SANTA FE (KRQE) - A state district judge has ruled that five former Robertson HighSchool football players will face trial on felony charges of grosssexual penetration.
Judge Jim Hall made the ruling Thursday afternoon after athree-day hearing to determine whether the five would facetrial.
Witnesses had testified the five boys had sodomized or attemptedto sodomize younger players with broomsticks during an Augusttraining camp held by the Las Vegas, N.M., school.
Another former player earlier this week admitted guilt in thecase.
Prosecutors called their final witness on Thursday morning. Sgt.Steve Montano with the New Mexico State Police testified that heinterviewed many of the players after the camp. He testified thatone of the defendants had admitted to taking part in two of theattacks.
The hearing went into recess after Montano's testimony wrappedup around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, and defense attorneys were given achance to tell the judge why their clients should not facetrial.
One attorney told News 13 that while he's hopeful for hisclient, he does not expect the charges to be dropped because littleneeds to be proven for the case to be sent to trial.
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