Tense cross examination highlights Holtzclaw trial in 14th day

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Emotions ran high in Judge Timothy Henderson's courtroom Wednesday, as testimony came to a crawl during a heated cross examination.

Wednesday's testimony centered around a 10th accuser's story of assault, claiming a former officer raped her in northeast Oklahoma City.

The woman testified that, in the summer of last year, she was stopped by Daniel Holtzclaw while walking to a relative's home.

She said Holtzclaw asked if she had been drinking, to which the woman responded "only a couple sips."

She said he then drove her to a secluded street known as 'dead man's curve' and told her to perform oral sex on him.

The woman testified Holtzclaw told her to lean over in the back seat, where he proceeded to rape her.

Jury members were told by the alleged victim she believed, if she didn't comply, she would go to jail.

Throughout her testimony, the woman appeared to fidget uncontrollably and became easily confused.

But, while being questioned by Holtzclaw's attorney, Scott Adams, the woman's tone changed.

She became argumentative, sometimes refusing to answer questions, in fact, was told several times by the judge that she must answer.

Early in the day, attorney Tony Coleman took the stand, stating he was representing the accuser in a civil suit, soon to be filed against the city.

Coleman has made headlines recently for representing Adacia Chambers, the woman accused in the tragic Stillwater homecoming crash.

On the stand, Coleman stated he was in fact the first to notify the district attorney's office of the woman's alleged assault, after hearing her story through a community preacher.

Hours later, though, the woman explained in testimony that Coleman was suddenly no longer her attorney.

When asked if he had been fired, the woman responded "yes," though her motives were unclear.

Lead detectives later discussed the woman's behavior, stating she's acted in a similar manner since they first spoke with her in the investigation.

Detective Kim Davis explained that, regardless of her actions, her recollection of where the assault happened and exactly what the former officer did has remained  consistent.

Wednesday was the last day for testimony this week, with a two-day Thanksgiving break to follow.

The trial will resume Monday.

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