LAS VEGAS — A attorney for ex-Raiders extensive receiver Henry Ruggs’ girlfriend explained Thursday he’ll attractiveness a Las Vegas judge’s decision to grant prosecutors accessibility to the woman’s health care documents immediately after a fatal high-velocity crash that expense Ruggs his spot on the team.
Attorney Peter Christiansen’s attraction on behalf of Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington would block entry to Kilgo-Washington’s information until eventually the query is settled.
Christiansen declined to comment even further right after Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman ruled prosecutors can obtain Kilgo-Washington’s written health-related documents, but not testimony from healthcare pros who handled her next the Nov. 2 crash.
In court filings, the attorney maintains Kilgo-Washington is not billed with a criminal offense, and her wellness details is shielded by federal and point out health care provider-affected individual confidentiality legal guidelines.
Prosecutors have mentioned they expect the information will clearly show Kilgo-Washington experienced significant harm in the crash. Kilgo-Washington and Ruggs have a youthful daughter together.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson has reported prosecutors were being informed Ruggs experienced a leg damage and Washington underwent surgery for an arm harm. Each had been hospitalized just after the wreck that sparked a car hearth that killed 23-calendar year-aged Tina Tintor and her pet dog, Max.
Another judge earlier granted prosecutors obtain to Ruggs’ healthcare records.
He is charged with felony driving under the affect leading to death and considerable bodily injury, and two counts of felony reckless driving. He continues to be on residence arrest pending a March 10 preliminary listening to of evidence and a judge’s conclusion on whether he will stand demo in point out court.
The 22-year-outdated first-spherical NFL draft choose is accused of driving 156 mph (251 kph) in a household place with a blood-alcoholic beverages stage of .16% — 2 times the legal limit in Nevada — ahead of his Chevrolet Corvette slammed into the rear of Tintor’s auto.
Ruggs was produced by the Raiders a number of hrs after the crash.
He also was billed with misdemeanor gun possession immediately after police documented acquiring a loaded handgun in his wrecked Chevrolet Corvette right after the crash.
Ruggs would provide at the very least a mandatory two years in prison and could get more than 50 yrs if he’s located responsible on all rates.