Judge sets hearing for coach in player's death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville judge has set aside an afternoon in August to hear arguments over multiple issues in the case of a former high school football coach charged in the on-field death of a player.

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Susan Schultz Gibson will hear several motions on Aug. 14 in the case of former Pleasure Ridge Park football coach David Jason Stinson.

Stinson has pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide in the death of 15-year-old sophomore offensive lineman Max Gilpin, who collapsed at the end of practice in August 2008.

Prosecutors have asked Gibson to exclude from Stinson's Aug. 31 trial a school system report about the death. Stinson's attorneys want statements from some witnesses kept from jurors.

Gibson will hear the motions Aug. 14.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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