2 new motions could delay trial in fatal crash

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM

BENTON, Ky. (AP) -- The wanton murder trial of a Paducah teen involved in a fatal traffic crash could be pushed back for a second time in Benton.
 

According to The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/SpPP4N ), 19-year-old Tiffany Pittman's trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 4, but her attorneys filed two new motions Tuesday that could delay it a second time.
 
The defense said a motion seeks a change of venue because of pretrial publicity and because the person killed was well-known in the local community. Another motion challenges a state witness concerning Pittman's blood-alcohol level.
 
A crash on U.S. 68 in Marshall County in August 2011 killed 45-year-old Stephen J. "Jimmy" Harper when Pittman's car collided with his pickup truck.
 
The motions will be heard Monday. The commonwealth plans to oppose them.
 

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