Putnam (left) and her best friend (Photo from friend)Both the prosecution and defense have rested their cases in the trial of the man accused of driving drunk and hitting and killing a pedestrian. Investigators say Kelli Putnam was walking on South Boulevard on January 17, 2016, when Gregory Wheeling Jr hit her. Police say Wheeling was drunk, speeding and driving erratically. He's on trial for second-degree murder, aggravated felony death by vehicle, and DWI.
Putnam (left) and her best friend (Photo from friend)Defense attorneys for the man accused of driving drunk and hitting and killing a pedestrian are trying to convince jurors that the victim ran out onto the road. Investigators say Gregory Wheeling was drunk, speeding, and driving erratically when he hit Kelli Putnam on South Boulevard on January 17, 2016. Wheeling is on trial for second-degree murder, aggravated felony death by vehicle, and DWI.
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police crash reconstruction expert told jurors Wednesday that his opinion is speed contributed to the crash that killed 28-year-old Kelli Putnam in Charlotte's South End neighborhood in January 2016. Putnam was at a Panthers playoff game on the afternoon of Jan. 17, 2016. Police say sometime later she was walking on South Boulevard when she was allegedly hit and killed by Gregory Wheeling.
More: Gregory Wheeling trial - defense insisting jury should get instructions about how to treat the victim’s conduct moments before crash; they believe she ran/walked out onto the rd w/out looking; calling it an intervening contributing factor @WBTV_News
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