Man accused of hitting and killing Gary Lillie has trial delayed for third time
The jury trial for the man accused of hitting and killing veterans advocate Gary Lillie last year has been delayed for a third time, according to court records.
Kevin Warren will return to court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for another final pretrial hearing, records show. He was last in court on Oct. 4 for a final pretrial hearing, which was adjourned, according to court records.
The latest jury trial was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday, but was canceled during the Oct. 4 hearing, according to court records.
Trial dates were set for April and July of this year, both of which passed without any conclusion to the case.
Warren faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and leaving the scene of an accident causing death. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.
Warren is accused of hitting Lillie with the passenger side of his vehicle on Aug. 4, 2011, as Lillie walked along Marshall Road near Baker Road in Scio Township. According to testimony at a preliminary exam, Warren was traveling between 34 and 42 miles per hour at the time of the accident.
Blood tests showed Warren’s blood alcohol level was .12 percent after the crash. Michigan’s legal limit is .08.
He’s currently free on bond.