Vehicular Homicide Dismissal Denied 11 Apr 13

A judge has denied a request to dismiss the vehicular homicide charges against a 22-year-old Cokato man accused of killing 3 people in a car crash near Willmar last summer. The Kandiyohi County judge also denied defense motions to suppress statements Paul Anthony Wickenhauser made to law enforcement officials after the August 17th crash that killed an Atwater woman and her daughter-in-law and grandchild. Wickenhauser faces 15 felony charges as well as a misdemeanor open bottle charge. His four-day trial is now scheduled to begin July 30th, with a pretrial hearing set for May 22nd.