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Fri September 4, 2009
Victim's Mother Offers Tearful Testimony In Stinson Trial
By Rick Howlett
Louisville, KY – Stinson is charged with reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in the
heat stroke death last year of sophomore player Max Gilpin.
The first witness, called by the prosecution, was Max's mother, Michele Crockett,
who described the scene at the PRP practice field when she arrived after
learning that her son had fallen ill.
(people were asking to open his eyes, and his eyes were about half open,
and they were really bloodshot).
Max died three days later at a Louisville hospital.
Crockett also told the jury that her son was taking the prescription drug Adderall
at the time for attention deficit disorder. Stinson's attorneys contend the drug
could have contributed to Max's heat stroke.
Prosecutors say Stinson denied his players water during the practice and
overworked them in the August heat.