Brock Turner's lawyers argue their appeal in 2015 sexual assault case

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Multhaup also accused the jury of reaching their decision by "fill [ing] in the blanks", reports KNTV.

In the courtroom, he argued that "The record lacks sufficient evidence to support the three convictions in this case".

Multhaup said Turner was engaging in what he called "sexual outercourse", calling it a version of safe sex, according to CBS San Francisco.

Justice Franklin Delia told the former athlete's lawyer he "absolutely doesn't understand" what they're talking about and defended the verdict. Turner had all his clothes on when two graduate students spotted him behind a dumpster atop an unconscious woman who was patrially clothed.

Turner was convicted of two counts of digital penetration of an intoxicated and unconscious person and one count of assault with intent to commit rape in 2016, crimes for which he served three months of his six-month jail sentence and three years of probation.

Turner, 22, now lives with his parents in OH and was not present in court.

After a high-profile sexual assault trial and a victim impact statement that shook the entire country, Turner was sentenced in June 2016 to just six months in jail but was released after serving only three. California law required Turner to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life because of the convictions.

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"We have a jury system and the jury will seldom give reasons why they decide to convict or acquit", explained Aviram.

He said the jury based its decision on "speculation" that Turner meant to rape the woman.

The panel is expected to rule on the appeal within 90 days.

Carlile, the prosecutor, also rebutted the defense's arguments regarding Emily Doe's condition, saying, "There was ample evidence that she [Emily Doe] was intoxicated to the point of being unconscious".

"It's inappropriate to ask the appeals court to substitute its judgment for the jury", she added.

Last month, California made history during the primary election by recalling Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky from office.

Turner was 19 years old at the time of the incident.

Turner, 22, lives outside of Dayton, Ohio, with his parents.

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