DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of the man accused of hitting and killing Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue in November 2016.
Donahue was standing in the shoulder filling out a crash report when he was hit.
Gamez-Ruiz faced three charges. He was found guilty of two and acquitted of the third:
- Careless driving – passing an emergency vehicle resulting in death: Guilty
- Failing to stay in a lane: Guilty
- Careless driving resulting in death: Not guilty
There have already been two mistrials declared in this case.
Gamez-Ruiz had previously been charged with felony criminally negligent homicide, but that was dismissed by a judge at his second mistrial due to the prosecution’s failure to let the defense know key evidence before the trial began.
Sentencing will be held on July 30. Gamez-Ruiz faces up to one year in prison but is parole eligible.