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Trial for the Foothill crash driver on hold

November 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The trial for a truck driver involved in a deadly crash in La Canada Flintridge was suspended indefinitely.An appeals court is deciding whether Marcos Costa can be charged with murder.

The prosecution is appealing a judge's decision last month to dismiss two murder counts against Costa.

Angel Jorge Posca, 58, of Palmdale and his 12-year-old daughter Angelina died after the truck Costa was driving slammed into their car while coming down Angeles Crest Highway in April. Several other cars were also struck in the process.

Costa's attorney says the appeal will not succeed because the deaths do not qualify as murders.

For now, he is charged with vehicular manslaughter.


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