- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) - A former Rutland city attorney who was convicted of a fatal hit-and-run crash has been denied a new trial.

Christopher Sullivan had pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of the crash in 2013 and driving under the influence with death resulting. The crash killed 71-year-old Mary Jane Outslay.

A jury convicted the 55-year-old Sullivan in March.

The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1EXn1oa) Sullivan’s lawyer said he didn’t get a fair trial because his defense was unfairly restricted in closing arguments; wasn’t given notice the state was using expert testimony; and jurors weren’t given proper instructions.

Judge Theresa DiMauro ruled against a new trial Tuesday.

Sullivan, who is out on bail, awaits sentencing.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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