Bateman acquitted on all counts, Rowland set for trial in November


Kaela McKim

Terry David Bateman was acquitted on all counts on day two of trial Wednesday, Oct. 27. Bradley Rowland’s trial is slated for November.

Terry David Bateman, a former Henderson professor, received a verdict of not guilty on all counts by a jury on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
“I’m obviously disappointed with the verdict,” said Prosecuting Attorney Dan Turner. “I appreciate all the efforts of law enforcement, the Arkansas State Crime Lab and Henderson’s campus security, faculty and administration. Henderson didn’t deserve this conduct and I wish the university, it’s students and the good people it employs success in the future.”
Instead of calling Saul, Little Rock attorney Bill James represented Bateman in the case and it seems to have paid off for Bateman. The reason for the acquittal is that the jury had reasonable doubt.
Rowland, who is set to go to trial in November, stands to pay $35,000 in restitution to the university at the time of his plea.