Lawyer For Tyson Beckford's Nephew Moves For Murder Charge Dismissal

A lawyer for model/actor Tyson Beckford's nephew is seeking the dismissal of murder charges against his client amid allegations he was too drunk to realise the danger he posed when he allegedly embarked on a boozy joyride, which resulted in a fatal collision with a New York City bus.

Dominic Whilby, 22, stands accused of stealing a delivery van and attempting to drive himself home after a night out with Beckford at the Dream Downtown Hotel club in February (14).

He then crashed into a transit bus, killing driver William Pena and injuring four others.

He was subsequently charged with manslaughter, two counts of grand larceny, three of criminal assault, criminal mischief and criminal trespass, and was later also hit with additional charges of felony second-degree murder.

Whilby has pleaded not guilty to all accusations and claims to have no memory of the incident, and now his lawyer, Harvey Slovis, is attempting to use the excuse to have the murder counts thrown out.

In his court motion, Slovis writes, "By his own admission... (Whilby) had no memory of what had happened and did not even know how he ended up in a vehicle. There was no time, even if defendant was cognizant of what he was doing, to establish that he was aware of the risks involved in his behavior."

Whilby had been due to appear in Manhattan Supreme Court this week (ends16May14), but the hearing was adjourned after Slovis filed the motion for dismissal of the murder charges.


Contactmusic

Tags: Tyson Beckford


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Beyonce teased us all over the weekend, when she shared a 15 second...

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

With an estimated income of $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Downey Jr...

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

Ahead of his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney has...

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Farrah Franklin, the forgotten fourth member of Destiny’s Child, found herself...

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Speaking at the Television Critics Association preview night on Monday, lead actor...

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance

Yet in conversation with Access Hollywood, Diesel summed up the relationship between...

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Tyson Beckford Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Tyson Beckford

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All