A Las Vegas magistrate on Thursday mentioned a decide shouldn’t have blocked prosecutors from accessing the medical information of former Raiders star Henry Ruggs’ girlfriend.
“The issue is the ruling actually is clearly inaccurate,” magistrate Ann Zimmerman mentioned throughout a listening to in Ruggs’ deadly DUI case.
magistrate Robert Walsh had beforehand limited prosecutors access to Henry Ruggs’ medical records, and blocked the discharge of information of his girlfriend, Kiara Jenai Kilgo-Washington, who additionally goes by Rudy Washington.
“Ms. Kilgo-Washington vehemently objects to the disclosure of any and all of her protected well being data,” her lawyer, Peter Christiansen, wrote in court docket papers filed Wednesday.
Washington shouldn’t be dealing with any prices associated to the Nov. 2 crash, however prosecutors have mentioned they’re making an attempt to show that she suffered substantial bodily hurt within the crash.
Ruggs, 22, has been charged with felony counts of DUI leading to dying, DUI leading to substantial bodily hurt and two counts of reckless driving leading to dying or substantial bodily hurt in reference to the crash that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor and injured Washington.
He additionally was charged with a misdemeanor depend of possession of a firearm whereas beneath the affect, court docket information present. Authorities have mentioned a loaded weapon was present in his Chevrolet Corvette Stingray after the crash.
Ruggs was reportedly driving 156 mph simply seconds earlier than the fiery pre-dawn crash. Prosecutors have mentioned his blood alcohol stage after the crash was 0.16 %, twice the authorized restrict for drivers in Nevada.
Zimmerman on Thursday mentioned she was solely permitting prosecutors to entry Washington’s written medical information, not testimony from medical professionals about her care. She mentioned prosecutors are in a position to request medical information for legislation enforcement functions, though Christiansen argued that doesn’t apply to somebody not dealing with prices.
Christiansen mentioned he has 10 days to attraction the decide’s determination to a better court docket as soon as the order is formally filed, and prosecutors won’t be able to entry the information till an attraction is settled.
A preliminary listening to within the case is scheduled for March 10.