Pollacci Rape Trial: Woman Fell From Stairs

Arguments appear to be over whether she fell on her own or Pollacci struck her. What if she was running away in fear and fell?

Two experts testified Tuesday that the woman allegedly raped by Thomas Pollacci in his father’s Pacific Grove liquor store was critically injured in a fall, not by being struck by an object.

The fact that Jane Doe 5 had a laceration on the left side of her head, but internal brain injuries only on the right side, showed her head was moving when it struck a stationary object, not the other way around, according to Dr. Joseph Cohen, chief pathologist for Riverside County, and Bahram Ravani, a UC Davis biomechnical engineering professor.

Pollacci Rape Trial: Woman Fell From Stairs