TULSA -- The case involving four Bixby High School football players accused of raping a teammate is heading to trial after a judge ruled Tuesday that there is probable cause that a crime occurred.
The boys are being charged with a count of rape by instrumentation.
A judge just ruled there is probable cause that a crime occurred in the Bixby rape case.
— Mycah Hatfield KJRH (@MycahHatfield) July 24, 2018
The teenagers, Samuel Lakin, 17, William Thomas, 17 Colten Cable, 17 and Joe Wood, 17, are accused of assaulting a teammate with a pool stick during a team function at the home of former Bixby school superintendent Kyle Wood.
The preliminary hearing is happening today and tomorrow.
2 Works for You reporter Mycah Hatfield is in the courtroom during the hearing. Read her notes from the courtroom below:
- A 16-year-old who was in the room when it happened spoke Tuesday morning. He is the one who video-taped the incident. He said Isaiah Lakin asked him several times to delete the video. He did delete it two days later.
- He said the victim was on his back when the incident occurred. He said it lasted about 10 seconds. He said the victim was clothed. Said nothing sexual about it.
- The victim also took the stand. He said they were in Joe Wood's room. He heard someone say 'get the pool stick'.
- He tried to leave the room because he knew what that meant. Said it happened to him the year before
- Said the door was blocked by Isaiah. Isaiah tackled him to the ground. He was kicking and resisting. He said it lasted about 10 to 15 seconds and they let him free. He said he left immediately after.
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