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UPDATE: Lawyers for basketball recruit Zaon Collins want all charges dismissed

Posted at 6:56 AM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 21:09:21-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE: Attorneys for Zaon Collins asked a judge today to dismiss all charges against the former basketball star.

Collins’ attorneys are claiming that Eric Echevarria, who was killed in the crash, was responsible for the crash and not their client.

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They also want the blood tests for Collins to be thrown out, calling them “arbitrary and unscientific."

There will be a hearing in July on whether or not the charges should be dismissed.

ORIGINAL STORY
Zaon Collins is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

So far this year he has not appeared before a judge with his attorney's showing up on his behalf or the court date has been moved.

He's the former Bishop Gorman basketball star accused in a crash that killed a school custodian.

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An indictment filed last month shows jurors did not indict Collins on a charge of DUI causing death instead opting for a lesser charge of felony reckless driving.

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Prosecutors say Collins was driving more than 80 miles per hour when he crashed last year.