Testimony started in the trial of the man facing the accusation of hitting and killing five bicyclists in the summer of 2016 north of Kalamazoo. The name of the accused is Charles Pickett Jr. and is charged with five counts of second-degree murder, and five counts of driving intoxicated causing death and four counts of irresponsible driving causing impairment.
The selection of jury started on Monday concluded Tuesday afternoon, after this attorney gave opening statements, and then prosecution called its first witness. Starting the trial, the prosecution said the evidence produced in the trial will show that Pickett was traveling about 58 mph in a 35 mph zone and he showed no signs of breaking rules, until the truck he was driving hit the first cyclist, and the same evidence will show that he had many controlled substances in his system.
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