Discovery filed in deadly Slaughter crash case

Brett Gerald (Source: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)
Brett Gerald (Source: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)

CLINTON, LA (WAFB) - The district attorney prosecuting the case of the accused drunk driver charged with the deaths of seven people handed over documents to court officials Tuesday morning.

District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla said he delivered the discovery information to the clerk of court in East Feliciana Parish and a copy of the paperwork will be mailed to defense attorney Tommy Damico, who is representing suspect Brett Gerald in the case.

Neither Damico nor Gerald attended the hearing. D'Aquilla said only family members of the victims showed up.

He added a status conference is scheduled for Oct. 23, but only attorneys and the judge will appear for that hearing.

Gerald is charged with seven counts of vehicular homicide following the deadly crash in Slaughter on May 30.

The trial is scheduled to begin on Dec. 10.

Troopers reported Gerald was nearly twice the legal limit when he hit the car containing a family of six and a family friend.

Gerald has pleaded not guilty to all seven counts of vehicular homicide.

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