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Kentucky HS coach gets one trial

8/21/2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A judge has ruled that a former Kentucky
high school football coach should face one trial on charges of
reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in the death of one of
his players.

Jefferson Circuit Judge Susan Schultz Gibson on Thursday also
said attorneys for David Jason Stinson would need to ask for a
delay in the scheduled Aug. 31 trial if they need more time to
prepare their case. Stinson has pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Both charges relate to the August 23, 2008, death of 15-year-old
Pleasure Ridge Park High School lineman Max Gilpin. Gilpin had
collapsed at a football practice three days earlier.

One of Stinson's attorneys, Alex Dathorne, said the defense is
ready for trial.