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Jury returns a deadlock in Opelika rape case

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OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - After hours of deliberating, a high profile rape case ends in mistrial.  The east Alabama jury returned a deadlock.

Ninety-one-year-old Annie Hilyer says Anthony Vines raped her last year.  Vines on the other hand says the sex was consensual.

A judge says there will be a trial at a later date - possibly as soon as next week.

It's our policy not to identify rape victims, but Ms. Hilyer gave us permission in hopes her story will have an impact.

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