Closing arguments in Kellen Winslow rape trial: 'You hold this man's life in your hands'

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Kellen Winslow II was recently charged with the rape of two transient women and a homeless community in San Diego is now shaken because of it.
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VISTA, Calif. — Former NFL star Kellen Winslow II preyed upon vulnerable women for sexual pleasure and threw some of them away like trash after raping them — part a “perverse” and deviant pattern that is supported by a “mountain of evidence,” a San Diego County prosecutor told a jury here Tuesday.

The prosecutor, Dan Owens, also called Winslow a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” and urged the jury to use “common sense” to deliver justice for his five alleged victims, including the three accusing him of rape.

“Lightning doesn’t strike twice, let alone five times,” Owens said during his closing argument to the jury.

It was the ninth and perhaps most important day of the Winslow trial — the day that both sides summarized their cases and urged the jury to come to opposite conclusions.

Kellen Winslow, flanked by two of his three defense attorneys, listens to closing arguments to the jury from Deputy District Attorney Dan Owens. (Photo: Nelvin C. Cepeda, AP)

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