Second trial underway in 13-year-old Shayden Colvin hit-and-run death
Day one of trial just wrapped up for Pedro Silva-Diaz, 34, who is accused of killing 13-year-old Shayden Colvin in a 2017 hit-and-run.
Several of the same witnesses who took the stand during the last trial, which ended in a mistrial, took the stand Tuesday.
For Nikki Colvin, it’s a second chance for justice for her son. She hopes to have a jury convict the man she believes hit her son, Shayden, with his truck and left him there to die.
Prosecutor Mara Marzano has to prove Silva-Diaz knew he hit the teenager.
She claims Silva-Diaz left because he didn’t have a driver’s license and was drinking.
Defense attorney Lee Hollander, said, “There’s no evidence he knew he hit anyone. There’s no evidence of negligent or careless driving.”
But Hollander argues tragedy doesn’t equate to a crime.
When the crash happened in 2017, Silva-Diaz told investigators he thought he had a nail in his tire.
The state called several witnesses to the stand. Some say they saw the truck, and some who say they saw Shayden.
Trial will resume Wednesday, and it’s expected to last the rest of the week.