Teenager in Retrial in Involuntary Manslaughter Case

By: Elizabeth Lamb Email
By: Elizabeth Lamb Email

HARRISONBURG -- A 16-year-old boy was back in court Friday afternoon, appealing his guilty conviction of involuntary manslaughter.

Witnesses were still taking the stand in court at 6 p.m. to give their account of what happened during a deadly accident in the Belmont Estates Neighborhood that killed a baby.

Prosecutors brought in more than 20 pieces of evidence, including a bloody stroller that Kate Beagle was in when she died.

The jury has also heard multiple 911 calls from neighbors and the defendant after he crashed.

The defendant kept his head down for most of the trial. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the first trial because a judge said speeding was a factor when he crashed into the group of kids, killing Kate.

The retrial will continue on Monday.

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