FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A jury started deliberating Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of raping a woman more than 30 years ago.READ MORE: Attorney For Key Ally Of Venezuela Leader's Nicolas Maduro Called His Extradition To The US Illegal
They deliberated for 2 and half hours before being let out for the day.
They’re trying to decide if Dobie Hunter raped a 16-year-old girl back in 1985.
Over the two days of his trial, Hunter has shown little reaction and chose not to testify.
Just a day before the alleged victim faced Hunter.
The woman was 16-years-old, walking near her home in Fort Lauderdale when she says Hunter dragged her into his car and then raped her repeatedly at knife-point. She says Hunter then took her to an apartment where he raped her again.READ MORE: Haiti Gang With Past Abductions Blamed For Kidnapping Missionaries
The woman was treated and a rape kit processed, but there was never an arrest until three years ago. That’s when BSO investigators did DNA testing and say they got a match with Hunter, who is a registered sex offender
DNA experts, the defense, and prosecution disagreed on the results and that’s a question for the jury.
But Hunter, who’s now an amputee in a wheelchair, denies all charges.
He says independent DNA testing clears him.
“Thirty-two years later, you cannot hide from DNA evidence,” said Prosecutor Patyl Oflazian.
“One in every 368 males will have that DNA,” said Defense Attorney Clement Dean.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Investigate Bomb Threat
The jury will start deliberating again Thursday morning.