Jurors in the trial of a Monterey woman charged with murder in the vehicular death of a Pacific Grove father will hear a first-person account of the accident from the victim’s 15-year-old son.
The prosecutor and defense attorney agreed to let Jacob Woods, who is mildly autistic, testify by videotape to spare him the pain of attending the trial of Deborah King.
The road to that trial has veered five times since 2008, as psychiatrists evaluated King’s competency to assist in her own defense. In 2009, she spent nine months in a state mental hospital before a final evaluation deemed her ready for trial.
The road to the trial has veered? Is that appropriate for the story of an alleged DUI careening into a father & child?