L.A. Now Live: Discuss verdict in cop's 'Zoloft defense' rape trial
A former police detective accused of kidnapping and raping a waitress was found guilty by a jury that rejected his controversial "Zoloft defense."
Times reporter Phil Willon will join City Editor Shelby Grad to discuss the trial and verdict. The chat is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Pacific time.
Anthony Nicholas Orban's attorney acknowledged from the outset that his client attacked the woman, but argued the former detective was rendered mentally "unconscious" by a powerful dose of the prescription antidepressant and was not responsible for his actions.
A jury of eight women and four men deliberated less than a day before dismissing that defense and finding Orban guilty of kidnapping, two counts of rape, two counts of forced oral copulation, two counts of sexual penetration with a foreign object and one count of making a criminal threat.