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Ex-Baylor DE's rape conviction reversed

FILE - In this March, 1, 2017 file photo, former Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu leaves the 10th Court of Appeals following arguments in Waco, Texas. An appeals court has overturned the conviction of the former Baylor football player whose case helped give rise to the sexual assault scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school. The Texas 10th Court of Appeals said in a ruling Wednesday, March, 22, 2017, that text messages should not have been excluded from the testimony in Sam Ukwuachu's 2015 trial. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP, File)

DALLAS (AP) An appeals court overturned the conviction of a former Baylor football player whose sexual assault case helped ignite a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school.

The Texas 10th Court of Appeals said in a ruling Wednesday that text messages between the accuser and friend should not have been excluded from the testimony in Sam Ukwuachu's 2015 trial in Waco. The court ordered that a new trial be held for the former standout defensive end for the Bears.

The accuser exchanged text messages with a friend before and after the offense. But the trial court two years ago allowed testimony based only on the texts that came afterward, in which the accuser told her friend that Ukwuachu raped her.

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