Carlevato |


Gregory Crofton

The jury is still out in the case of Edwin Carlevato, a man accused of kidnap and rape.

Wednesday was the third day of jury deliberation. The defendant, a 47-year-old from Pioneer, Calif., is charged with 10 felonies stemming from the alleged assaults of three women.

During Wednesday’s deliberations, the court reporter read back to the jury testimony from four witnesses.

The jury broke for the week at 4:30 p.m. They are scheduled to reconvene Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Carlevato could be sentenced to several life terms in prison if he is convicted on all counts.

The prosecution claims the defendant kidnapped two South Shore women and tried to kidnap a third. They argued during trial that a 51-year-old was raped at gunpoint and that a 34-year-old was forced to orally copulate the defendant at gunpoint.

The defense said Carlevato had consensual sex with the two women and never tried to kidnap anyone.

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