Deborah King Stays Locked Up

Where she belongs for life.

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A woman convicted of striking and killing a Pacific Grove man as he picked up his son from school has failed in her bid for a new trial.

Kitagawa testified the tests were positive for hydrocodone, morphine, Xanax, Ambien, trazadone and an anti-depressant. In violation of pre-trial court orders, he also testified he found traces of marijuana, though the test showed only an inactive metabolite of the drug.

After an objection by defense attorney Heather Rogers, Judge Russell Scott informed the jury there was no active THC in King’s blood and to disregard the testimony. But he declined Rogers’ motion for a new trial, ruling the marijuana testimony would not affect the outcome of the trial.

After an objection by defense attorney Heather Rogers, Judge Russell Scott informed the jury there was no active THC in King’s blood and to disregard the testimony. But he declined Rogers’ motion for a new trial, ruling the marijuana testimony would not affect the outcome of the trial.

Deborah King Stays Locked Up