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Ex-Rocket accused of abusing 5 daughters

Updated: December 6, 2004, 5:02 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Prosecutors portrayed Hall of Fame basketball player Calvin Murphy as a cheat and a child molester Monday, while defense attorneys maintained that five daughters accusing him of sexual abuse were lying in an orchestrated effort to make him pay.

"You can never fully repair his reputation," defense attorney Rusty Hardin told jurors during closing arguments. "But you can take that first step in righting an injustice."

Hardin asked jurors to find Murphy innocent of abusing five ...

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