Mass. trooper death trial begins Tuesday


FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) – Opening statements were heard on Tuesday in the trial of one of two men charged in the death of a Massachusetts State Trooper.

Anthony Perry went  on trial in Fall River Superior Court Tuesday.

Perry and Kenneth Weiland are charged with motor vehicle homicide in a 2010 crash that killed Sgt. Douglas Weddleton.

Weddleton had pulled over Weiland for allegedly driving drunk on Interstate 95 in Mansfield when he was struck and killed by Perry.

Police say Perry was also drunk at the time.

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