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70-year-old man blamed for trooper’s death to face trial

Posted at 7:47 AM, Feb 25, 2016

CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — A man charged in the death of a state trooper who was dragged for miles in Oakland County will stand trial on felony charges.

Judge Kelley Kostin contends the charges against 70-year-old Charles Warren Junior will stick. He was pulling a trailer when Trooper Chad Wolf was struck while riding a motorcycle last August.

Warren is charged with reckless driving causing death and failure to stop at an accident. The judge noted the testimony of witnesses who said sparks from the collision “lit up the sky.”

On Twitter, defense attorney Neil Rockind called the judge’s decision one of the “worst” in his 23 years as a lawyer. In court Wednesday, Rockind said facts don’t show that Warren cut off the trooper.

Wolf’s funeral in Fenton last summer attracted thousands of people.