California-Based Attorney Allowed To Remain On Vandenburg Legal Team

California-Based Attorney Allowed To Remain On Vandenburg Legal Team

CREATED Apr 24, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A California-based attorney for a former Vanderbilt University football player, accused in the campus rape case, has been allowed to remain on his legal team.

Thursday night, Judge Monte Watkins issued an order allowing Albert Perez, Jr. to remain on Vandenburg's legal team with Fletcher Long and John Herbison.

In recent weeks, prosecutors challenged the right of California attorney Perez to stay on Brandon Vandenburg's case. Deputy District Attorney Tom Thurman objected to Perez presence and publicly called him a liar for accusing him of tampering with evidence.

Perez has denied the allegations.

The case heads to court in August. Changing defense lawyers could have delayed the trial.

Previous Stories:
  • March 25, 2014: Motion To Remove DA From Vandy Rape Case
  • Feb. 25, 2014: Vanderbilt Rape Suspect Talks About Case Against Him
  • Feb. 23, 2014: Police Interview With Alleged Vanderbilt Rape Victim, Suspect
  • Jan. 22, 2014: Judge Allows Removal Of GPS Ankle Device For Cory Batey
  • Jan. 16, 2014: New Development In Vanderbilt Rape Case
  • Dec. 24, 2013: Response Filed In Vanderbilt Rape Case
  • Dec. 17, 2013: Vandy Rape Suspect Wants GPS Ankle Device Removed
  • Dec. 2, 2013: New Developments In Vanderbilt Rape Case
  • Nov. 26, 2013: Exclusive: Vanderbilt Rape Suspect Talks About Charges
  • Nov. 26, 2013: Former Vandy Player Charged With Rape Appears In Court
  • Nov. 25, 2013: Exclusive: Vanderbilt Rape Suspect Speaks Out
  • Nov. 7, 2013: California Man Pleads Not Guilty To Evidence Tampering In Vandy Case
  • Oct. 16, 2013: Trial Date Set For 2 Dismissed Vanderbilt Players
  • Oct. 11, 2013: California Man Charged In Vandy Rape Case Surrenders
  • Sep. 26, 2013: Plea Deals Unlikely For Suspects In Vandy Rape Case
  • Sep. 19, 2013: DA Says Quarterback, Coach Not Involved In Rape Case
  • Sep. 17, 2013: Vanderbilt's WR Boyd Dismissed From Team
  • Sep. 13, 2013: Suspended Vandy WR Boyd Pleads Guilty, New Details Released
  • Sep. 11, 2013: Journalist Defends Using 'Anonymous Sources' In Vanderbilt Story
  • Sep. 10, 2013: James Franklin: Dismisses Report In Rape Case
  • Sep. 4, 2013: Former Vanderbilt Player Vandenburg Released On Bond
  • Aug. 21, 2013: Former Vanderbilt Players Plead Not Guilty In Rape Case
  • Aug. 20, 2013: Vanderbilt WR Boyd, 2 Others Indicted In Vanderbilt Case
  • Aug. 16, 2013: Ex-Vanderbilt Player Released After Posting Bond
  • Aug. 15, 2013: Former Vanderbilt Player Pleads Not Guilty In Rape Case
  • Aug. 12, 2013: Hearing Set For Former Vandy Players Accused Of Rape
  • Aug. 9, 2013: Final Ex-Vanderbilt Player Turns Himself Into Cops
  • (The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)