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Stinson To Face Single Trial

A Jefferson County Circuit Judge ruled Thursday that former Pleasure Ridge Park High School football coach
Jason Stinson should face one trial on charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in the heat-related deat of one of his players.

Stinson was charged with reckless homicide in January but prosecutors asked for and received an indictment this week on the wanton endangerment charge.

Judge Susan Schultz Gibson also said Stinson’s attorneys could ask for a delay in his August 31 trial if they need more time to prepare their case. However, a member of Stinson’s defense team tells the Courier-Journal that a delay won’t be sought.

Stinson is charged in the August, 2008 death of 15 year old PRP linebacker Max Gilpin, who collapsed from heat stroke during practice and died three days later.

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Stinson Reindicted On Wanton Endangerment Charge

Former Pleasure Ridge Park High School football coach Jason Stinson has again been charged with wanton endangerment in the death of a player last year.

A Jefferson County grand jury returned the indictment Tuesday.

Stinson already faces a charge of reckless homicide in the August, 2008 death of 15 year old Max Gilpin, who collapsed from heat stroke during practice and died several days later.    His trial is scheduled for August 31.

Stinson was first indicted on the wanton endangerment charge last week, but it was dismissed after his lawyers told a judge that the grand jury was not notified that Stinson wanted to testify.

Another judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors could seek to re-indict Stinson.     One of Stinson’s attorneys tells the Courier-Journal that the grand jury declined to hear from Stinson before returning the new indictment Tuesday.

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Stinson Faces Second Charge In Player's Death

A Jefferson County grand jury has returned a second felony indictment against former Pleasure Ridge Park High School football coach Jason Stinson.

Stinson is now also charged with wanton endangerment in the August, 2008 death of 15 year old PRP player Max Gilpin, who collapsed from heat stroke during practice and died several days later.

Stinson was charged with reckless homicide in January. He pleaded not guilty and will stand trial August 31. He’ll be arraigned Friday on the new charge.

Prosecutor Jonathon Heck tells the Courier-Journal that the new charge was brought after further investigation of the case.

Each charge carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.

 

 

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JCPS To Release Report On Player's Death

Jefferson County Public Schools officials say they will release a report on their investigation into last year’s heat-related death of a Pleasure Ridge Park High School football player Wednesday morning.

Fifteen year old Max Gilpin died three days after he collapsed at the end of a practice in the August heat.

His former coach, Jason Stinson, has pleaded not guilty to a reckless homicide charge brought in the case. He’s scheduled to stand trial August 31.

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Tentative Trial Date Set For Stinson

A tentative trial date has been set for former Pleasure Ridge Park High School football coach Jason Stinson, who’s charged with reckless homicide in the heat related death of a player.

Subject to a judge’s approval, Stinson will go on trial August 31.

Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney David Stengel and defense attorney Alex Dathorne agreed on the date following a brief pre-trial hearing today in Jefferson Circuit Court.

Stinson has pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide in the death of 15 year old Max Gilpin.

The PRP sophomore collapsed during practice on a sweltering afternoon last August and died three days later.

Stinson has since been reassigned to a non-instructional position in the county school system.

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Stinson To Be Replaced As PRP Football Coach

Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park High School is expected to have a new head football coach on the sideline next season.

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman tells the Courier-Journal that the school is in the process of replacing Jason Stinson as coach.

Stinson is under indictment in connection with the heat related death of sophomore player Max Gilpin last year.

Under district policy, Stinson was reassigned to a non-instructional job after he was charged in January with reckless homicide. He has pleaded not guilty. A trial date has not been set

The 15 year old player collapsed at an August practice and died several days later of heat stroke.