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Attorneys ask for directed verdict in Jack Gillean trial

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Attorneys for former UCA Chief of Staff Jack Gillean moved for a directed verdict in his trial late Tuesday. If it's granted, Gillean could be acquitted.

 The attorneys are asking the judge to reconsider whether what Gillean is accused of doing falls under commercial burglary. Gillean is facing charges that he gave a student keys to professors' offices so that student could steal copies of tests.

 A friend of that student, Jared Santiago, testified Tuesday that he received and benefited from these stolen exams, admits to stealing them on one occasion. He talked about the euphoria he felt knowing that he didn't have to study for classes like biology and organic chemistry.

 He also testified that Gillean gave his friend, Cameron Stark, the master key. But the defense responded by reminding jurors that Santiago has complete immunity. Even implying that the prosecution is influencing Santiago to help convict Gillean. The prosecution adamantly denied those accusations.

 The trial will resume in the morning.