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Attorney for former UK student wants to block some evidence from trial in boy’s death

Five months before former University of Kentucky student Jacob Heil will stand trial on reckless homicide and DUI charges in the crash death of 4-year-old Marco Shemwell, his attorney has sought to keep some evidence from jurors. Heil, 19, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.051 in the Sept. 15, 2018, crash that resulted in the death of Marco, who was crossing Cooper Drive near Scoville Drive with his family outside a UK football game. The boy died two days later at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Christopher Spedding, Heil’s attorney, has motioned for the preliminary breath test to be dropped from evidence, claiming it is “irrelevant and introducing it at a trial in this matter could only serve to unfairly prejudice” Heil.