A judge has denied the request for a new trial for a Huntingdon County woman convicted of hurting her son in a crash caused by her huffing while driving.
The attorney for Julie Dick-Carson, Jim Bryant, had asked for a new trial, arguing that an expert pathologists testimony should not have been accepted because the expert wasnt certain about something.
Assistant District Attorney Crystal Hundt argued that the defense didnt object to the testimony during a bench trial.
Dick-Carson was convicted in July by Judge Jonathan Grine. Shes scheduled for sentencing on a felony aggravated assault while DUI and other charges next week. Police had said Dick-Carson had just purchased a can of aerosol cleaner at the Benner Pike Walmart in July 2011. She was apparently headed to the nearby McDonalds when the crash occurred.
Dick-Carson testified on her own behalf, maintaining her innocence and saying she was using the aerosol can to clean the dashboard of her car. Medical experts questioned whether the crash could have been caused by other medical issues, and instead pointed to the aerosol chemical found in her blood hours later.