Attorney for ISP trooper accused of killing two Metro East sisters filed motion to dismiss case

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Posted on February 18, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 19 at 2:49 PM

(KMOV) -- The attorney representing a former Illinois State Police trooper accused of killing the two Metro-East sisters filed a motion to dismiss the case Thursday.

The defense believes that Matt Mitchell should not be held responsible for Jessica and Kelli Uhl's deaths because there is no set speed limit troopers should drive when responding to calls. 
 
Reports indicate that Mitchell was driving well over 120 mph at the time of the crash. The accident happened in November of 2007.
 
Mitchell's attorney John O'Gara also filed a motion to continue. O'Gara said given that he filed a motion to dismiss, there will not be enough time for all parties to fully look into it with the trail set for March 22nd.
 

The state's attorney's office filed their own motion Thursday asking the judge to leave the trial date alone.

The criminal trial has been continued to April 26. The motion to dismiss has been set for hearing on March 11, at 11am in courtroom #401 in Belleville.

 
 
 

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