15-to-life for CHP officer death
April 6, 2012
Kaylee Weisenberg was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in state prison following her second-degree murder conviction in the death of CHP officer Brett Oswald. [The Tribune]
Oswald, 48, died June 27, 2010 after being struck by Weisenberg’s automobile in Paso Robles while he stood next to a car on a freeway off-ramp. Weisenberg was found to have meth in her system following the incident.
Judge John Trice denied a new trial for Weisenberg, 24, which had been requested because she alleged her first attorney, Tom McCormick, did not properly defend her, and may have been intoxicated during her trial.
Trice dismissed those claims, saying he believed McCormick was simply nervous because of the trial’s high public profile. A group of CHP officers attended the sentencing.
A tearful Weisenberg will spend her time in Chowchilla State Prison.
Weisenberg was driving a Toyota Corolla northbound on South River Road in Paso Robles. She turned a corner at high speed near Spanish Camp Road and lost control of her car. Her car slammed into Oswald’s parked vehicle, pushing it forward to where it struck Oswald.