Jury Starts Deliberations In Spousal Rape Case

ELLSWORTH — A jury of seven women and five men in the case of a former Gouldsboro man accused of raping his wife began deliberations Friday morning at 10:30 in Hancock County Superior Court.

Vladek Filler had been convicted of gross sexual assault and one count of assault in January 2009 but was awarded a new trial after a judge ruled that the prosecution erred in making comments about a custody dispute during closing statements.

Prosecution and defense attorneys made their closing statements starting at 9 Friday morning.

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