State Closes in Zhukovskyy trial

The state's last witness Josh Morin was severely injured in the crash that killed seven of his fellow Jarhead Motorcycle Club members. (WMUR SCREENSHOT)

LANCASTER — Eight of the 23 charges against Volodymyr Zhukovskyy in the 2019 crash that killed seven members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club were dismissed on Wednesday, as the state closed its case in the trial and the defense readied to begin its presentation tomorrow. Many of the most serious charges remain.

WMUR reported late Wednesday afternoon that Coos County Superior Court Judge Peter Bornstein had ruled that there was insufficient evidence to support charges related to whether Zhukovskyy was intoxicated or operating under the influence of controlled drugs, but there was sufficient evidence to support the remaining seven negligent homicide, seven manslaughter and single reckless conduct charges.

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