New trial date set for CSP troopers involved in Jason Kemp shooting

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - According to Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger, defense lawyers for Corporal Kirk Firko and Trooper Ivan Lawyer said they need more time to present their cases.

A new trial date has been set for the first two weeks of April, 2012.

On July 20, 2010, troopers responded to the scene of what was first reported as a hit-and-run on Glade Park Road.

Firko and Lawyer are accused of kicking in Kemp's door at a nearby house while investigating that accident.

Kemp was unarmed, but Lawyer told a Grand Jury he saw a flash of light and thought he had been shot so he fired at Kemp, killing him.

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