Mother offers graphic testimony during Meadowbrook Parkway limo crash trial

(09/11/06) MINEOLA ? Jurors in the case against Martin Heidgen, accused of killing two people while driving drunk, heard emotional testimony as the trial got underway in Mineola Monday. Prosecutors say

News 12 Staff

Sep 12, 2006, 11:13 PM

Updated 6,523 days ago

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(09/11/06) MINEOLA ? Jurors in the case against Martin Heidgen, accused of killing two people while driving drunk, heard emotional testimony as the trial got underway in Mineola Monday.
Prosecutors say Heidgen drove the wrong way down the Meadowbrook Parkway while intoxicated and smashed into a limousine one year ago. That crash killed the driver, Stanley Rabinowitz, and 7-year-old Katie Flynn. Katie?s mother, Jennifer Flynn, recounted events of the crash in front of a packed and emotionally charged courtroom. Flynn says she saw her daughter?s decapitated head on the limo?s floor after the collision.
Prosecutors are seeking a murder conviction against the 25-year-old Heidgen. They say his blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit. Heidgen?s attorney says his client accepts responsibility for his actions. However, the attorney believes the evidence will show the incident is not a case of murder.
Related information: 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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