Attorneys Ask For New Trial In Hit-and-Run Death

Two western Kentucky men deny allegations they were in a vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run.

You may remember the high-profile case that dates back to Nov. 11, 2005.

That's the night 62-year-old Nadia Shaheen was killed while walking home from studying at Murray State University.

The tragedy gained state-wide attention after State Representative Brent Yonts' son was arrested for the crime.

Harrison Yonts was sentenced back in Feb. to 20-years in prison after being found guilty of murder, driving under the influence, tampering with evidence and leaving the scene of an accident in Shaheen's death.

Yonts' attorneys are asking for a new trial based on evidence that Shaheen may have been hit by a second vehicle the night of the accident.

The filing claims a Murray man saw his employee hit something at the scene of the accident close to the time Shaheen was hit.

During a one-hour hearing on Aug. 17, Brad Bailey and Philip Jones said they couldn't remember where they were the night of Shaheen's death but deny any involvement.

The judge in the case says he'll issue a ruling on whether to grant a new trial by next week.


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