David Vega trial begins

August 17, 2011 • Local News

Defense attorney Jesse Cosby referred to the case against his client, David Vega, as failure of the system.

Vega is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of his son, Christopher Lee Vega, 25, and his son’s girlfriend, Alisa Michelle Montgomery, 31. He is also facing three counts of attempted murder for the three police officers who were shot in the early morning hours on May 10, 2010, along with one count of attempt to commit a violent felony.

Cosby summarized the Vega case “as a case of overload from David Vega on down or David Vega on up.” He was referring to the reaction of the police after the shooting.

He said his client’s experiences prior to May 10, also was a testament to the failure of the system. “He called the police multiple times.”

Cosby said Vega was told by the police Login to read more

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