Plans solidifying for May 1 start date of Schoharie limo crash trial

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Plans were made in Schoharie County on Monday for what is believed to be the biggest trial in that county’s history – the trial of Nauman Hussain.

Hussain is accused of 20 counts of criminally negligent homicide and 20 counts of manslaughter – one for each of the people killed when the limo crashed on October 6, 2018.

Hussain was the operator of the limo company and, according to the charges, failed to properly maintain the limousine.

Hussain’s attorney, Lee Kindlon, asked the judge on Monday to delay the start of the trial one week because his co-counsel, Joe Tacopina, is busy representing former President Donald Trump.

Judge Peter Lynch denied that motion.

Kindlon told NewsChannel 13 the court expects to call 1,500 prospective jurors and subpoena 500 witnesses.

The trial is expected to last six weeks when it begins on May 1.