Missouri high court overturns drunken-driving case - KMOV.com

Missouri high court overturns drunken-driving case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned the manslaughter conviction of a St. Louis-area man for a fatal drunken-driving accident in a construction zone.

Ryan Seeler was convicted in the death of Gavin Donohue, an engineering student working as an intern on a project on Interstate 64 in Chesterfield. Prosecutors said Seeler had been drinking at a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game and at a bar before the accident.

The state Supreme Court threw out the conviction Friday on a 4-3 vote, citing changes made by prosecutors to the indictment while Seeler's trial was under way.

The high court ruled the amendments made Seeler's defense irrelevant.

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Case is Missouri v. Seeler, SC90583

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