New charge against Stinson thrown out

Updated: August 14, 2009, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A charge added this week has been dismissed against a former Kentucky high school football coach accused in the death of a 15-year-old player who collapsed during practice.

Jason Stinson still faces a felony reckless homicide charge, but a judge threw out a new charge of wanton endangerment on Friday.

The judge dismissed the charge filed earlier this week because she said prosecutors failed to give the defense an opportunity to present evidence before the grand jury.

Prosecutors said they would refile the same charge with a new grand jury.

Stinson has pleaded not guilty to the reckless homicide charge in the death last August of Pleasure Ridge Park sophomore Max Gilpin. He died three days after the practice when his body temperature reached 107 degrees.


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