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      Trial Continues for Man Accused of Rapes Near LaFortune Park

      A trial continues Friday for a man accused of raping two women back in 2012.

      Both sides in Willis McPherson's case returned to the Tulsa County courthouse Friday morning. He's charged with first degree rape and rape by instrumentation.

      Court records indicate that McPherson has previous plead not guilty for the charges he faces.

      During proceedings Friday members of the courtroom heard from two of McPherson's sisters in his defense. His attorney's ended their arguments before noon.

      McPherson's case dates back to February 2012 when he was charged for the two rapes that occurred near 51st street and Yale. One of those incidents happened early one morning on the trails of LaFortune Park.

      Closing statements are expected to take place Friday afternoon.

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