Charges upgraded to aggravated manslaughter after victim of March crash dies
These cases are tough. Unlike other violent cases, you can’t blame the victim. However, your own client is rarely a horrible person. However, one stupid night can change the lives of many. Even worse, the dividing line between aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide are unclear. However, the difference in terms of sentencing is huge.
In this case, Clifford Cooley, Brandon Bullock, and David Colvin, all from Rahway were charged in connection with a March 23rd crash that injured Nicholas Phan-Tran of Edison. Phan-Tran was in a coma since the accident and died last week. As a result, the charges were upgraded.
The story is here.
Posted on August 24, 2009, in News and tagged Assault by motor vehicle, Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Charges upgraded to aggravated manslaughter after victim of March crash dies.