West murder trial still scheduled for December start

A Juneau man facing murder charges after a car crash resulted in the death of a 19-year-old passenger this summer is still slated to stand trial next month.

Judge Louis Menendez in Juneau Superior Court on Thursday re-established a Dec. 5 trial date for Ryan West, 25. That date may be pushed back, though, as more motions are filed.

West’s attorney David Seid indicated he would be filing at least three different motions for discovery. The filing deadline is Nov. 17.

West’s second-degree murder charges stem from a single-vehicle crash on June 6 that resulted in the death of Gabriel Carte. West pleaded not guilty in September.

The trial is expected to last 10 days. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled in two weeks, and any more schedule changes will likely happen at that time.


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