Weisenberg’s attorney seeks new trial
February 23, 2012
The attorney for the Atascadero woman who crashed into and killed a CHP officer in 2010 filed a motion for a new trial last week. [KSBY]
In August, a jury convicted Kaylee Weisenberg, 23, of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Weisenberg crashed into and killed CHP Officer Bret Oswald while driving on South River Road on June 27, 2010. The jury concluded that Weisenberg was under the influence of methamphetamine when she crossed a double yellow line and hit Oswald, who was attending to a disabled vehicle.
During the trial, testimony of several witnesses for the defense focused on the Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) performed on Weisenberg at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton following the crash. Weisenberg passed the DRE.
Weisenberg’s hearing for a new trial is set in April on the same day she is scheduled to be sentenced.