Judge rules key evidence inadmissible in Meadowbrook DWI murder trial

(09/20/06) MINEOLA - The judge presiding over the Meadowbrook Parkway DWI murder trial deemed vials of blood inadmissible as evidence Wednesday. Martin Heidgen, who is charged with murdering two while

News 12 Staff

Sep 20, 2006, 9:51 PM

Updated 6,506 days ago

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(09/20/06) MINEOLA - The judge presiding over the Meadowbrook Parkway DWI murder trial deemed vials of blood inadmissible as evidence Wednesday.
Martin Heidgen, who is charged with murdering two while allegedly driving drunk the wrong way on the Meadowbrook Parkway in July of 2005, and his attorney scored a major victory early in the day when two vials of blood were thrown out as evidence. The prosecutors say the blood samples prove Heidgen was intoxicated the night of the collision, while defense attorneys maintain that state troopers mishandled the blood. Stephen LaMagna, Heidgen?s lawyer, claims that the samples in question do not even belong to his client.
The judge also granted the prosecutors? request to take a DNA sample from Heidgen and compare it to the controversial vials. Relatives of Katie Flynn, a 7-year-old victim of the accident, say they hope a DNA match will convince the judge to readmit that crucial piece of evidence. Stanley Rabinowitz, the limo driver, was also killed in the crash.
Related information:Trooper claims Meadowbrook Parkway limo crash suspect admitted drinking bingeMistrial possible in Meadowbrook Parkway wrong-way crash murder trial Mother offers graphic testimony during Meadowbrook Parkway limo crash trial Prosecutors say finding impartial jury will be challenging in fatal Meadowbrook crash Judge rules crucial evidence is admissible in deadly Meadowbrook crash Attorney for defendant in fatal DWI crash asks judge to toss evidence Assistant DA says driver in Meadowbrook crash may have been trying to kill himself Flower girl killed in parkway crash laid to rest in Long Beach Charges upgraded in crash that killed 7-year-old Long Beach flower girl Mother of Long Beach girl killed in DWI crash speaks out against drunk drivers Long Beach family mourns the loss of little girl killed by drunk driver Man charged in fatal DWI crash on Meadowbrook faces victims' families in court Drunk driving accident on Meadowbrook Parkway kills two people
 


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