Illinois: defense attorney blames death of victim of drunk driver on the victim’s own health history
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From Northwest Herald
WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors say a Marengo man accused of driving drunk and killing a truck driver who was walking across the street had 10 drinks over the course of about five hours before the incident.
Assistant public defender Kim Messer conceded that Daniel K. Bending consumed alcohol that day, but said the man Bending struck, 77-year-old Leonard Anderson, had pre-existing health problems that led to his death and delirium tremens, DTs, from alcohol withdrawal.
The incident happened about 8:45 p.m. April 18, 2008, as Bending, 49, was traveling east on Route 20 in Marengo. ….MORE