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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