Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office rejects rape charges against Tulane graduate, three local Marines

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The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office refused to try the rape charges pressed against three local Marines and a Tulane graduate last April after the four were arrested in connection to the alleged assault.

The event occurred on April 15, and it was reported that Tulane graduate Matthew Farrell and Marines Jared Anderson, Alexander Davenport and Antonio Landrum allegedly raped two women, one Tulane student and one non-affiliate, at an off-campus residence on the 6100 residence of South Claiborne Avenue.

At preliminary trial hearings that took place in June, lawyers on the defense argued that the young women gave opposing statements during their interviews with NOPD.

Ken Daley, a spokesman for Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, stated at a public press conference that the office considered all pieces of evidence provided, including multiple interviews with the subjects involved and decided to not pursue charges.

Follow The Tulane Hullabaloo for more administrative and student reactions on the matter.