New details emerge in Charles Lewis death

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
  1. DA says Kirby’s car laid down 613 feet of skidmarks on the uphill stretch of Jamboree Rd. where the collision occured.
  2. Defense states that Lewis approached at a “frightening speed” causing Kirby to swerve and spin into Lewis’ path.
  3. Defense attorney Mark Fredrick states that Lewis is the one responsible for the crash and that his client had no idea Lewis’ Ferrari crashed
  4. According to autopsy, Charles was killed by blunt force trauma to the torso and extremities.
  5. It is apparent the deputy DA is conceding that Charles was racing with Kirby — both vehicles were allegedly traveling over 100MPH
  6. At OC courthouse listening to opening arguments in trial of Jeffrey David Kirby, the man accused of killing @tapout founder Charles Lewis

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The trial for Jeffrey Kirby, the driver of the Porsche that was involved in the accident that killed Tapout co-founder Charles “Mask” Lewis, began today. Kirby, who blew a .13 two hours after the crash, is on trial for one count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated and one count of driving under the influence causing bodily injury.

It appears the central argument is over who caused the crash that killed Lewis. The prosecution conceded that Lewis was racing Kirby at speeds in excess of 100 MPH, but argued that Kirby was the one who hit Lewis and caused his Ferrari to spin out of control into a light pole. The defense on the other hand claims that Lewis caused the collision when he approached Kirby from behind “at a speed that was absolutely frightful.” Defense attorney Mark Fredrick argued that Kirby was not responsible for the accident even though he was legally intoxicated.

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