August trial dates set for Cheyenne man in fatal rollover
Five days have been set aside for the jury trial of a Cheyenne man charged in the fatal rollover that killed Scottsbluff teenagers Alexis Wheeler and Hallie Anderson. The trial of 22 year old Ethan Kaufman has been scheduled for August 5th through the 9th before Goshen County District Judge Keith Kautz
Kaufman faces two counts of aggravated homicide by a vehicle in the deaths of the teenagers. 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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