Posted By Charles Gazaway - email
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One week before the trial of former Pleasure Ridge Park coach Jason Stinson, a surprising motion was filed by his attorneys. In documents obtained by WAVE 3 Monday, defense attorneys allege that prosecutors conducted a secret meeting in the case.
In the new motion, Stinson's attorneys allege that in March, prosecutors were approached by Dr. William Smock, a University of Louisville professor of emergency medicine, who told them he believed the death of player Max Gilpin was not a homicide, but a tragic accident.
Stinson is facing reckless homicide and wanton endangerment charges in the death of Gilpin, who collapsed during a practice on August 20, 2009. Gilpin died three days later from heat-related complications.
The motion accuses prosecutors of willfully failing to disclose that evidence and demands a detailed account of the meeting. A spokesman with the Commonwealth's Attorney office tells WAVE 3 he cannot comment, but said prosecutors will answer the motion in court.