Nicole very drunk prior to alleged rape

Friday, June 23, 2006
Witness: Anna Liza Franco, victim’s stepsister

Nicole’s stepsister Anna Liza Franco took the stand today and testified that Nicole had five alcoholic drinks on a near-empty stomach before she was raped in Nov. 1 last year.

Lead private prosecutor Evalyn Ursua said this information is important because the mixture of the five drinks and Nicole’s not having had dinner was potent. She said Nicole couldn’t have consented to sex if she was that drunk.

Along with another stepsister, 12-year-old Carmela, Franco and the victim had been invited to a four-day vacation by US Navy Petty Officer 2 Christopher James Mills, who used to frequent their family canteen in Zamboanga.

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