Ex-attorney from Rutland appeals fatal hit-and-run conviction, sentence


MONTPELIER, VT. >> A former Rutland attorney convicted in a 2013 hit-and-run crash that killed a 71-year-old woman is appealing his 2015 conviction and sentence.

The Rutland Herald reports Christopher Sullivan filed a brief with the state Supreme Court on Tuesday asking for a reversal of his conviction and a new sentencing hearing.

Sullivan was convicted last March of DUI with death resulting and leaving the scene of an accident. Authorities say Sullivan was drunk when he struck Mary Jane Outslay, of Mendon, with his vehicle in April 2013.

Sullivan was sentenced in July to 10 years in prison for the crime.

Among the claims in 56-year-old Sullivan's appeal is that the trial court allowed an allegedly unqualified doctor state that Sullivan's intoxication caused the crash.

A hearing date hasn't been set.


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