KALISPELL — Attorneys for an 18-year-old Evergreen woman convicted of two counts of deliberate homicide for a March 2009 traffic crash are arguing she should be given a new trial in light of new evidence that discredits a key prosecution witness.
District Judge Katherine Curtis heard arguments Tuesday in Justine Winter's effort to overturn her convictions in the deaths of a Columbia Falls woman and her 13-year-old son.
Prosecutors alleged Winter intentionally crossed the center line, causing her vehicle to collide with Thompson's vehicle.
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Daniel DeCoite testified Tuesday he was the first on the scene of the crash. Defense attorney David Stufft argues that discredits a prosecution witness who said he was first on the scene and saw Winter's car cross the center line.
Curtis says she'll rule next week.