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Witnesses back up alibi of former Webster coach at rape trial

Several witnesses provided testimony Wednesday in state Supreme Court to establish an alibi for the former Webster Schroeder High School coach accused of raping a teenager on a locker room bench in early 2017.

Kali Watkins, now 42, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in the girls locker room at Webster Schroeder High School on Jan. 5, 2017. He is charged with one count of first-degree rape and one count of second-degree rape, both felonies.

Watkins’ lawyer Jon Getz called five witnesses Wednesday afternoon — babysitter Katina Tasker, Watkins’ ex-wife Elizabeth Helbig, Webster Police Investigator Alex Kirkpatrick, Watkins’ oldest daughter Anastasia Watkins, and veterinarian Dr. Sara Moore. Getz questioned each witness, as he worked to build an alibi brick-by-brick for the same time Watkins is alleged to have sexually assaulted his former player.

According to Getz, Watkins was at an appointment with the family dog at Village Vet on Ridge Road in Webster

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