Defense attorneys reiterate request that Gillis shouldn’t be called victim
The attorneys for the man accused of shooting and killing a Schuylerville woman in his driveway in April are continuing their efforts to bar the use of the words “victim” or “perpetrator” at trial.
Kevin Monahan’s attorneys argue that those words give the impression that a crime has been committed.
Monahan is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing Kaylin Gillis. She was a passenger in a vehicle that had gotten lost and turned into Monahan’s driveway.
The Washington County District Attorney’s Office said in its response that it was not necessary to bar those words because Monahan’s attorneys argued that he accidentally fired a shot that killed Gillis.
However, the defense said prosecutors are missing the point, and accidents happen all the time without crimes being committed.
The judge will rule on the motion.