SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A judge in the Schoharie limo case approved a request by the Schoharie County District Attorney’s Office to release potentially exculpatory grand jury materials to the defense.
Exculpatory means those materials could be in favor of the defense.
According to a letter sent from Schoharie County DA Susan Mallery the evidence involves grand jury supoenaed material received from Mavis Discount Tire.
The letter stated the Mavis materials were presented at the grand jury proceeding, and the prosecution intends on introducing and using them at trial.
The judge also approved a request by Mallery to prevent the defense from turning over any records to third parties who are not part of the defense team.
Nauman Hussain, the operator of the limo company involved, is charged in the crash that killed 20 people last year.
Prosecutors asked for and received a three week extension to provide this new material to the defense.
This, after 2 separate civil lawsuits were filed that included Mavis in their complaints, saying they are partly to blame for the deaths of two pedestrians that were struck by the limo.