Jury clears man of vehicular homicide
A motorist who ran over a Spokane man near Finch Arboretum two years ago was acquitted today of vehicular homicide.
William L. Hagy, 31, argued he never saw the victim, 51-year-old Robert Kenyon, who was crossing an unmarked crosswalk on Nov. 20, 2007, and suggested it could have been because the man suffers from Parkinson’s disease and may have fallen into the road. It was foggy at the time of the collision.
“I’m very happy and relieved for Mr. Hagy,” said defense attorney Bevan Maxey. “It’s been a horrible experience, first discovering this gentleman under his vehicle, then having to stand trial … for an accident.”
The trial in Spokane County Superior Court lasted about a week.