Posted: Sep 11, 2012 10:34 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 11, 2012 10:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - The man accused of killing seven people in a drunk-driving crash appeared in court today.
Brett Gerald's attorneys asked that information from a "black box" recorder in Gerald's truck be turned over to them. State Police investigators testified that no reliable data was able to be recovered from the device.
Gerald pleaded not guilty to seven counts of vehicular homicide from the May 30 wreck. Investigators said he'd admitted to drinking for several hours at a golf course earlier that day.
Gerald's trial is scheduled to begin on Dec. 10, and he's scheduled to be back in court for another motions hearing Oct. 9.
Friends and family of the crash's victims rallied outside the courthouse before the hearing. News 2's Chris Nakamoto spoke with them, and will have an update on the case tonight at 6.