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Douglas County DA appealing decision to throw out felony charges against Noe Gamez-Ruiz

Posted at 10:40 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 00:40:12-05

DOUGLAS COUNTY – The Douglas County District Attorney is appealing a judge’s decision to throw out felony charges against a man accused of killing a state trooper.

Noe Gamez-Ruiz was charged with negligent homicide in the death of Trooper Cody Donahue.

Donahue was struck and killed on I-25 by a truck Ruiz was driving.

Two attempts to try Gamez-Ruiz ended in mistrials.

Last week, the judge dismissed the felony charge and said prosecutors made too many mistakes in dealing with evidence.


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