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Former Georgia State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide of Jeff Porter’s Wife

April 16th, 2013 at 3:43 PM
By Cody Fields

Former Georgia state trooper Donald Crozier pled guilty to vehicular homicide and and reckless driving charges on Monday in relation to the 2011 New Year's Eve crash that killed the wife of Atlanta Braves head trainer Jeff Porter, ajc.com reports.

Prosecutors wouldn't drop a third charge of violating oath of office, which Crozier hoped to have to dismissed with guilty please to the other two charges. He maintains his innocence, and Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall was critical of the prosecutors' decision to carry on with the charge.

“I think it’s ridiculous to indict for violation of oath when the other two counts are sufficient,” Schwall said.

Kathy Porter was killed when the family was in transit to the Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome when Crozier's patrol car hit the Porters' SUV at an intersection, Crozier, then a 10-year veteran, was en route to assist with a chase, but he also had five accidents on his record in the last three years.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Jeff Porter, MLB

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