Mar 25, 2014 1:05 PM
A man accused of vehicular homicide last year has changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.
According to District Attorney Mike Harson, Casey Robertson changed his plea Monday, moments before jury selection began. According to J. N. Prather, Jr., Assistant District Attorney, the charges stem from a crash on March 15, 2013 at the intersection of Evangeline Thruway and Kaliste Saloom Road. Casey Robertson ran a red light and hit with a vehicle being driven by Travis Baker of Henagar, Alabama. Baker was killed on impact. Robertson's blood alcohol level was determined to be .20 which is more than twice the legal limit of .08. In accordance with the guilty plea, Judge Edward Rubin ordered a Pre-Sentence Investigation and a sentencing hearing will be set at a later date. Casey Robertson now faces a possible hard labor sentence of 5-30 years.