Crime

Woman accused in CHP officer's death pleads not guilty

The woman accused of hitting and killing a California Highway Patrol officer with her car while high on methamphetamine last summer is expected to stand trial in April.

Kaylee Ann Weisenberg, 23, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in court today.

A judge ruled after a preliminary hearing last month that sufficient evidence had been presented to proceed to trial.

Judge John Trice scheduled Weisenberg's next court date — a trial-setting conference — for March 29 and her trial for April 19.

CHP Officer Brett Oswald was inspecting a car along the side of South River Road near Spanish Camp Road in Paso Robles on June 27 when Weisenberg's car struck him, investigators say. She was 22 at the time.

Weisenberg was driving with a "high level of methamphetamine" in her blood at the time of the crash, according to authorities.

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