He added: “She was a victim of a horrific rape, which led to her death.”

“Clearly a crime was committed. And I think that will be proven in court,” the family lawyer said, referring to Long’s comment.

The rival attorneys have consistently denied that Ms Brooks was too drunk to consent.

“To come out to mention evidence that they have and don’t show it, to contradict a gold standard blood alcohol test and not say on what basis they are doing it, is a made-up smear campaign, absolutely shameful,” Mr Miller told WAFB in an interview Saturday.

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