Woman convicted of causing crash that killed CHP officer appears in court

The woman convicted of second-degree murder for causing a wreck that killed a California Highway Patrol officer last year was in court today, but no new ruling took place.

Kaylee Ann Weisenberg appeared before Judge John Trice with her new attorney, San Diego-based lawyer Angelyn Gates.

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court jury convicted Weisenberg in August of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the crash near Paso Robles on June 27, 2010, that killed CHP Officer Brett Oswald.

Transcripts of the trial were prepared for attorneys and issued to both sides today in court.

Gates will review the transcripts and consider filing a motion for a new trial with a deadline of Dec. 15. Prosecutor Lee Cunningham has a deadline of Jan. 5 to respond to a filed motion, and the defense then would be able to file a rebuttal on Jan 20.

The hearing in Trice’s courtroom on the motion is scheduled for Jan. 27. Weisenberg could be sentenced Jan. 27 if no motion is filed or if the motion is denied.