Trial Date Set In Player Death Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case of a high school football coach charged with reckless homicide in the heat-related death of a player have agreed on a tentative trial date.

Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney David Stengel and defense attorney Alex Dathorne say the Aug. 31 trial date now must be approved by Jefferson Circuit Judge Susan Gibson.

The two sides agreed on the date after a brief pretrial meeting Friday morning in the case of Pleasure Ridge Park High School coach David Jason Stinson.

Stinson has pleaded not guilty in the Aug. 23 death of sophomore lineman Max Gilpin, who collapsed at practice three days earlier. A medical examiner has said Gilpin died from septic shock, multiple organ failure and heat stroke.

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