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Vehicular homicide trial opens


The vehicular homicide trial began Tuesday for a man accused of running over another man near the Finch Arboretum in 2007.

William L. Hagy, 37, apparently didn’t see 51-year-old Robert Kenyon, who was crossing an unmarked crosswalk on Nov. 20, 2007, at the intersection of 10th Avenue and Rosamond Street.

“The state will show you the reason this happened is because the defendant was driving with disregard for the safety of others,” Deputy Prosecutor Mary Ann Brady said.

But defense attorney Bevan Maxey told the jury that it was foggy that day and suggested that Kenyon had fallen in the roadway as a result of his Parkinson’s disease.

Hagy “did not see Mr. Kenyon come up on the hood … or anything to indicate he was standing,” Maxey said. “Despite the fact we have had a sad and horrible loss, we will ask you to find him not guilty.”


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