Defense: Michigan trooper's death a tragedy, not crime
Jurors in suburban Detroit have heard closing arguments in a criminal case connected to the death of a Michigan State Police trooper who was struck and dragged for miles while riding a motorcycle. Charles Warren Jr. declined to testify Tuesday.
The 71-year-old is charged with reckless driving causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death. In 2015, Trooper Chad Wolf collided with a trailer that was being pulled by Warren's vehicle. Wolf became trapped. The trailer's lights weren't on. Defense attorney Neil Rockind told jurors that it's a "horrible tragedy" but not a crime. The prosecutor says Warren made a series of bad choices.
The 38-year-old Wolf was born in Geneseo, Illinois, and attended high school in Annawan, Illinois.