Des Moines Vehicular Homicide Trial Continues

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Testimony in the trial of a Des Moines man charged in a deadly high-speed crash continued Tuesday.

Twenty-four-year-old Troy Mure Jr. is on trial for the death of 22-year-old Scalicity Perez Boyd last November. Accident investigators put his speed at more than 80 miles an hour at the time of the crash.

Mure claims the two were being chased by a silver Cadillac with at least one armed man inside, and when the driver tapped his bumper, he lost control and slammed into a telephone poll.

The state says there was no evidence that Mure was hit from behind.

The impact split the car in two, ejecting Perez Boyd. Police say even if she was wearing a seat belt, it wouldn't have made a difference.

Mure is facing one count of vehicular homicide.

A judge, not a jury, is hearing his case

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