Mosher found NOT GUILTY in all counts except two

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

After three hours of deliberation, jurors found Mickey Mosher not guilty on all counts except two.

After a very emotional trial, jurors only found Mosher guilty of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Mosher was accused of being high on marijuana when she crossed the center line, killing two Bowling Green men and seriously injuring another.

On April 13, 2007, Mosher's Attorney Stewart Wheeler gave an opening statement letting the courtroom know that his client, Mickey Mosher, would testify.

“At one point in time I decided we were done,” Wheeler said.
The attorney went on and said that Mosher decided she wanted to take the stand to tell her side of the story.

While on the stand Mosher admitted to smoking a marijuana cigarette while walking her dog between 9:30-10 p.m. the night before the deadly crash. She also testified that she didn’t smoke marijuana on the day of the crash. Mosher then said she has been smoking the drug for 32 years to relieve her back pain.

Also in her testimony Mosher said that on the day of the crash she had a tobacco cigarette in her pocket that she was planning on smoking. It was on U.S. Highway 79 when Mosher said that cigarette fell on the floor of her truck. Mosher said the crash happened because she reached down to pick-up the tobacco cigarette. She then testified that she never saw the men on the motorcycles.

Mosher's friend Susan Harrick was driving behind her and immediately stopped to help.

"She just stood there at my window that had gotten busted out and she just stood there with me as calm as can be. She wouldn't let me look at anything. I don't know what was back there. She was so calm I didnt' think it was that bad," Mosher said.

The men and women who make up the jury had seven charges to pass a verdict on: DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of wanton murder, two counts of manslaughter, first degree assault and four counts of wanton endangerment.

After three hours of deliberation, Mosher was found not guilty to all charges with the exception of two. Mosher was found guilty of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

"We thought we had presented the facts to the jury the best we could and we believe it was a reasonably well presented case. Obviously the jury chose to apply what they considered the facts presented by the defense to the law and that's the result we have here. We're obviously disappointed, but we respect the jury for their opinion," said Logan Commonwealth Attorney Charles Orange.

A sentencing phase for Mosher is set for April 16 at 9 a.m. and the maximum sentence she could see is 12 months in jail.


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