LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Jury deliberations are scheduled to begin Thursday in the trial of Marcos Costa.

Costa was driving a runaway big rig that slammed into a car and a bookstore in La Canada Flintridge two years ago.

Angel Posca and his 12-year-old daughter, Angelina, were killed.

The defense blamed the steep road and said Costa had no way to stop his truck when the brakes failed.

The prosecution calls it murder, claiming the brakes were smoking and that Costa ignored a warning to stop.

Costa faces charges of murder, vehicular manslaughter an reckless driving.

If convicted, he could get life in prison.

Comments (2)
  1. alan hart says:

    Another waste of taxpayer money. Murder has to have an intent. He was just as likely to have been killed in this accident. He wasn’t impaired and he was unfamiliar with the area. He will be found not guilty and we will be left paying for the trial.

    If Deputy DA’s are so zealous that they file charges and lose at trial, they should also lose their jobs. It will promote a better decision making process.

  2. Bob says:

    He is/was a professional truck driver. He should have known were he was going and what roads he should use..

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