Kaufman trial delayed until December
The Goshen County jury trial for a Cheyenne man charged in the fatal rollover that killed two Scottsbluff teenagers has been delayed until December. Five days had been set aside for the trial beginning August 5th before Goshen County District Judge Keith Kautz. The trial has now been delayed until December 16th at 9 a.m.
22 year old Ethan Kaufman faces two counts of aggravated homicide by a vehicle in the deaths Alexis Wheeler and Hallie Anderson. Kaufman is also charged with drunk driving causing serious bodily injury regarding two of the passengers, 19 year old Tyler Hill of Lyman and Stetson Allen of Morrill. Kaufman has entered not guilty pleas to all four counts and could receive up to 60 years in prison if convicted on all of the charges.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Anthony Badura testified during Kaufman's preliminary hearing that evidence and witness statements indicated the defendant was traveling 99 miles per hour, was legally intoxicated and was texting just prior to the accident.
Kaufamn remains free on $50,000 bond.
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