Jury deliberates in Denny Wages reckless homicide case - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Jury deliberates in Denny Wages reckless homicide case

It's now up to a Floyd County jury to decide if Denny Wages actions four years ago are criminal or negligent.

Wages is charged with reckless homicide in the crash that killed Bobby Littrell, his wife Kimberly, and their two-year-old daughter Shelby.

Wages was driving a pick-up truck four years ago on Highway 150 in Floyd County when he crossed the center line and crashed head-on into the Littrell vehicle.

The case went to the jury just before noon on Thursday.  The jury is trying to decide if Wages is guilty of three counts of reckless homicide.

Prosecutor Steve Owens said Wages's actions were criminal when he passed a line of cars at excessive speed and in a no-passing zone.

Defense attorney Mike McDaniel disputed the prosecution's contention that Wages was driving 80 miles an hour when the collision happened. 

It's been a difficult time for the Littrell family, who has been in court.  The mother of one of the victims was the last witness to testify.  Nina Owens, Kimberly Littrell's mother, says, "It was rough.  It was hard to relive the first day we had together and tell them what it was like to lose them right now."

Thursday afternoon, the jury returned to the courtroom to view a video of the scene of the accident.  After ten or fifteen minutes, they returned to the jury room to resume their deliberations.

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