WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A Wichita man seeking a new trial after being sentenced to 12 years in prison for rape will have to wait at least another seven weeks for a judge’s decision on his future.

Attorneys for Albert Wilson argued during a 2 day hearing that the 24 year-old was denied his 6th amendment right to effective counsel and should receive a new trial. Prosecutors dispute the claim.

Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny set a deadline of December 21st for Wilson’s attorneys and the state to issue final documents, after which the judge will decide when to rule.

Wilson was a 20-year-old student at the University of Kansas when he was accused of raping a then 17-year-old girl in Lawrence in 2016. Wilson was convicted by a mostly female, all white jury.

The girl, who is white while Wilson is black, claimed she suffered from depression and social anxiety after the alleged rape. However, Wilson’s new defense team, Michael Whalen and Josh Dubin, introduced evidence Monday showing that she was prescribed antidepressants before ever meeting Wilson.

Wilson’s former attorney, Forrest Lowry, testified that his 2018 defense would have been strengthened by the information. He said it would have helped him cross examine the state’s key witness, forensic psychologist Dr. John Spiridigliozzi, who diagnosed the alleged victim with PTSD based on her self-reported symptoms which she said were connected to the incident.

The alleged victim also told the psychologist that she could no longer be in crowds, that she had rarely drank alcohol and had very limited sexual experience. While the psychologist offered those descriptions as facts in his psychological report to the jury in 2018, Wilson’s defense team showed the court text messages from the alleged victim’s phone which led Spiridigliozzi to say she “may not have been truthful.” Lowry said the phone records would have been useful to him, but he never accessed the 2,000 pages of records which were available to him.

Dubin, a civil rights attorney with past involvement on The Innocence Project, offered pro bono assistance for Wilson’s case. His closing arguments Tuesday featured several moments requiring pause to contain his emotions.

“I am very pleased with the way the hearing went,” he told KAKE News. “I think we made an extraordinarily strong case that Albert Wilson did not receive effective assistance of counsel. I am very hopeful that the judge will grant Mr. Wilson a new trial. We will get right to work on our post hearing submission and then we will eagerly await the judge’s decision.”