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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