- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania woman is seeking a new trial on charges that she killed another driver in a crash that occurred minutes after she was “huffing” - or inhaling - computer dusting spray to get high.

Twenty-thee-year-old Danielle Packer was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison last month after her October conviction on third-degree murder and other charges in the August 2012 crash that killed 25-year-old Matthew Snyder.

The Centre Daily Times (https://bit.ly/1Eg1NTL ) reports the Bellefonte woman’s attorney is arguing that a judge was wrong to let the jury hear personal information about Snyder’s family and wife, which she says prejudiced the jury. The attorney also says the prosecution withheld evidence that one pathologist didn’t believe Packer was significantly intoxicated after the crash.

Prosecutors argued Packer was “zombified” after huffing 15 minutes before.


Information from: Centre Daily Times, https://www.centredaily.com

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