SANTA ANA — A minor league hockey player avoided conviction on rape charges Friday after a deadlocked jury failed to reach a verdict.
David McKee, 26, of Texas was accused of raping a 29-year-old woman in July 2006 while she slept in a Newport Beach summer rental after she went out drinking with McKee and his friends. The men were all minor league hockey players in town for the Anaheim Ducks hockey camp.
On Friday, Orange County Superior Court jurors deadlocked 11 to 1, with the majority voting not guilty.
McKee was indicted by a grand jury last year that charged he raped an intoxicated and unconscious woman. The alleged victim had apparently been drinking before falling asleep, then woke up to find someone was having sex with her.