Huskey pleads guilty

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A man facing vehicular homicide charges in the death of his friend has pled guilty in Mesa County Court to lesser charges.

Jade Huskey pleaded guilty to three counts: vehicular homicide, driving while abilities impaired and weaving.

The vehicular homicide count is a four-year deferred judgment meaning if Huskey keeps to the terms of his probation the charge will be dropped.

Those terms include: not driving while intoxicated, having an Interlock device in his car, and a restitution payment to the District Attorney’s Office of $20,000.

If he violates the terms he will be charged with the felony.

He faces sentencing for the other two lesser charges on October 2 and could spend between 10 days and one year in jail as well as have to pay additional fines.

Huskey went to trial for the death of Molly Gomez but the jury declared a mistrial after they were unable to come to a unanimous decision.

It is unclear who was driving the car at the time of the accident.

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

11 News also discovered last year that the State Patrol botched key evidence in the case.

We spoke with the mother of Molly Gomez and have her reaction to the plea agreement tonight on 11 News at 5:30 and 10 p.m.


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  • by THERESA Location: TUCSON on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:13 PM
    I PERSONAALLY DO NOT THINK THAT A PERSON'S LIFE WILL EVER HAVE ANY VALUE TO IT. lIFE IS PRICELESS AND FOR THAT HE SHOULD BE HELD LIABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS TO THE MAXIMUM.
  • by Liz Location: Colorado on Aug 27, 2009 at 08:34 AM
    There are so many facts about this case that are not being let out and the media really doesn't produce the correct news. Later there will be so much more about the case known.
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