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Trial against Pablo Cruz continues

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ALBANY, N.Y. - The trial against Pablo Cruz continued on Wednesday morning.

Cruz is accused of hitting a bicyclist with his car while leading police on a high speed chase in 2012.  

Opening statements took place on Tuesday with a packed courthouse. Prosecutors told the jury that Cruz was driving drunk and speeding when he slammed into 45-year old Paul Merges, who was riding his bike. They say Cruz kept going while the Merges was pinned to his car.

However, according to the defense Merges wasn't riding in the marked bike lanes and there is no way Cruz could have seen him. 

Cruz faces several charges which include murder. He could spend 25 years behind bars if convicted. 


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