A Nevada judge has made a crucial ruling that prosecutors can obtain medical records about injuries that former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs’ girlfriend, Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington, suffered in a high-speed crash that killed a woman last November.
Here’s more, via the Associated Press:
“Attorney Peter Christiansen did not immediately respond Friday to messages about whether he’ll appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court. The judge issued the ruling on Kilgo-Washington’s medical files April 27.
A preliminary hearing of evidence in the case against Ruggs has been delayed by postponements and legal moves by Christiansen and Ruggs’ attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman on Wednesday rescheduled it for June 16.”
The former Raiders receiver continues to face multiple felony charges following a car accident that claimed the life of 23-year-old Tina Tintor last November. Law-enforcement authorities say the Corvette was traveling at 156 mph 2.5 seconds before impact and 127 mph at the time of a collision.
The police reported tests on Ruggs within two hours of the accident at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.161 percent. The legal limit in Nevada is 0.08 percent.
Ruggs is facing a mandatory two years in prison and possibly more than 50 years if he’s convicted of driving under the influence causing death and substantial injury.
Even if Ruggs were to escape this, he is unlikely to ever be signed with an NFL team ever again.
The Raiders released Ruggs about 16 hours after the wreck. In 20 NFL games, Ruggs had 50 receptions for 921 yards and four touchdowns, 12 rushing attempts for 65 yards and 11 kickoff returns for 211 yards.
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