Man accused of tampering with 2016 hit-and-run evidence appeals judge

Published: April 1, 2019 7:20 PM EDT
Updated: April 1, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

Adam King was hit and killed by a car in Fort Myers almost three years ago. The driver is now behind bars. But the man accused of covering up evidence will soon stand trial.

Accused Dan Sinclair tried to convince a judge to leave out evidence about his home’s surveillance system Monday, and the judge said no.

The judge said prosecutors made a good argument about why the home surveillance is relevant. Prosecutors said evidence will help a jury understand the home surveillance system that Sinclair is accused of destroying.

Unless something dramatic happens, Sinclair will go to trial next week for trying to cover up the hit-and-run death of King in 2016.

Detectives believe Sinclair destroyed video evidence from his home surveillance system.

The man who pled guilty for hitting and killing Kind with his car is Adam Costello, who is currently serving a 10-and-a-half-year prison sentence.

Video surveillance shows Costello and Sinclair drinking together, even leaving a nearby bar 23 minutes before the deadly crash that killed King.

Deputies arrested Sinclair the same day a judge served Costello his prison sentence.

King’s family went to every court date for Costello and Sinclair since his death.

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