Trial in Schoharie limo crash case moved to May

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 22, 2020 07:03 PM
Created: January 22, 2020 07:02 PM

Nauman Hussain was scheduled to go on trial in March for his role in the fatal limo crash in Schoharie back in 2018.

The trial date has been moved back to May, after a conference between the judge and the attorneys in the case.


Lawyers involved in the horrific case are saying one way or another, justice will be served. However, because of new criminal justice reforms in New York state, justice will take a little bit longer.

According to people who were in the meeting in the judge's chamber, nothing was being disputed. It was just a matter of providing a little more time for the district attorney to hand over discovery materials to the defense.

Something else no one disputes - the tragic nature of what happened.

Hussain's defense attorney, Joseph Tacopina, asserts his client is innocent, and says the limo company operator remains distraught.

Hussain remains free on bail after posting $450,000, but the manslaughter charges he's facing are no longer on the list that would allow a judge to set bail.

The next pre-trial hearing will be March 30. The trial is set to begin May 4.

Hear Tacopina talk more about the remorse he says his client feels regarding the crash, by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.

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