Cory Batey opposes state’s request for new sentencing hearing

Cory Batey (Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Cory Batey has responded one day after the State of Tennessee filed a motion for a new sentencing in the high-profile Vanderbilt rape case.

Batey was sentenced to 15 years in prison on July 15 after he was found guilty of one count of aggravated rape, three counts of aggravated sexual battery, one count of facilitation of aggravated rape and two counts of attempted aggravated rape.

Newly released documents obtained by News 2 Wednesday state, “Mr. Batey opposes the state’s request for a new sentencing hearing.“

The state’s motion on Tuesday requested the new sentencing after it was discovered there were 11 letters sent to the judge in support of Batey leading up to his sentencing earlier this summer.

A hearing will be held Thursday morning.

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