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Evidence suppression hearing held in 6-fatality court case

August 30, 2014

Julia Brechtel (left), a deputy with the McKean County Sheriff's Department, accompanies Kathleen Douglas (right) of Kane into the county courthouse Friday for a hearing on a defense motion to suppress evidence in her criminal case. Douglas faces 35 charges linked with the death of six people in a traffic accident a year ago. A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 in McKean County Court.

SMETHPORT – A court hearing was held Friday on defense motions to suppress certain evidence in the criminal case linked with a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident a year ago.
Kathy Douglas of Kane faces 35 charges for allegedly abusing prescription medicine (Clonazepam) when she drove one of two vehicles involved in the near head-on collision on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners in Hamlin Township.

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