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Ex-City Attorney Denied New Trial in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Christopher Sullivan had pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of the crash in 2013 and driving under the influence with death resulting

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    Ex-City Attorney Denied New Trial in Fatal Hit-and-Run
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    A former Rutland, Vermont, 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 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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