DA May Pursue New Trial in Huskey Case

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

The Mesa County District Attorney says he will most likely ask for a new trial in the case against Jade Huskey.

A jury declared a mistrial Tuesday after they could not come to a unanimous decision on the case.

Huskey was facing vehicular homicide charges in the crash that killed his friend, Molly Gomez.

The Colorado State Patrol said Gomez was driving in their original report and later said Huskey was driving.

11 News also discovered last year that the state patrol botched key evidence in the case.

The istrict attorney says he has a lot to consider in deciding whether or not to ask for a new trial.

"It's a significant amount of taxpayer dollars that's already been spent on the case and I have to weigh, 'Is it appropriate to continue to do so?'--but I'm pretty strongly inclined to continue to pursue it," Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger told 11 News on Wednesday.

The D.A. has until the end of the month to file paperwork for a new trial.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    It's true the Gomez family has gone through hell...but there is another family involved here. Evidence shows that she was the driver, not Jade. Wrongly convicting him is not going to bring Molly back...but make two famlies lose. I feel horrible for the Gomez family...but the Huskey family has to also stay strong and fight for what they believe to be true...could the Gomez family live with sending an innocent man to prison to justify their daughters death??
  • by unknown Location: az on Jul 9, 2009 at 07:42 AM
    I can't understand how anyone could do another trial when evidence shows. It is hard on the Gomez family to keep going on when he is guilty the family needs some peace it would be hard for anyone to go threw what the Gomez's have been through. Gomez family you hang in there and be strong!!!!
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