- Associated Press - Saturday, May 20, 2017

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A judge has declined to give former Rutland City Attorney Chris Sullivan more time to line up an expert witness before he’s sentenced for a second time for a fatal hit-and-run crash.

Vermont’s highest court set aside Sullivan’s sentence, but not his conviction, because he was not given time and money to arrange for an expert witness to testify about his psychological state following the drunken-driving crash in April 2013.

The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2rp3Mc6 ) that the trial judge is now refusing to budge on a June 29 sentencing. Judge Theresa DiMauro wrote that 10 weeks she allowed should be plenty of time to line up an expert.

Sullivan was originally sentenced to four to 10 years for running over 71-year-old Mary Jane Outslay as she crossed a Rutland street.

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

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