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Judge Rules on Evidence in Negligent Homicide Case

Judge Rules on Evidence in Negligent Homicide Case



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(KSL News) Prosecutors will have a hard time proving their case against a Taylorsville police officer charged with negligent homicide.

Officer Joseph Corbett ran a red light during a pursuit in February, striking another car and killing the driver.

A judge has ruled that defense attorneys can present evidence during trial that the driver of that car, John Terry Douglas of Tooele, was texting at the time and was under the influence of a narcotic painkiller. Both could have made him less aware of Corbett's approach.

The judge also ruled prosecutors cannot introduce Taylorsville's pursuit policy, which Corbett allegedly disobeyed.

The trial will take place in March of next year.

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