Defense calls motions hearing to drop Comerzan's charges

2 years 1 month 6 days ago Thursday, June 15 2017 Jun 15, 2017 Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:58:00 AM CDT June 15, 2017 in News
By: Carolina Brigagao, KOMU 8 Reporter
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ST CHARLES - Serghei Comerzan's legal team called for a hearing on Thursday morning in an attempt to drop charges. 

The hearing was called after the jury was not able to reach a decision on the case weeks ago. 

Comerzan was charged with second degree murder and resisting a lawful stop after Missouri state Trooper James Bava died in a car crash chasing Comerzan. 

In August 2015, Comerzan was riding his motorcycle 105 miles per hour west down route FF in Audrain County. Heading east on the road was Bava. Bava saw Comerzan speeding, turned around, and began to chase down Comerzan. While pursuing Comerzan, Bava lost control of his squad car, crashed and died. Evidence from the trooper's car shows that he was going over 140 miles an hour at the time of the crash.

Defense attorney, Chalie James, said in a email to KOMU 8 News Reporter, Megan Hilling, that "its not clear wether the case will be reset for trial at that time."

The hearing will take place at the St. Charles Courthouse at 11 a.m.

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