Man Who Ran Over Pedestrian While Leading Cops on High-Speed Chase Convicted of Murder
Kelly Keller, a man who led police in a high-speed pursuit in September 2009, has been convicted of murder for running over and killing a pedestrian during the chase.
Dean William Greenwalt, 66, was struck while in the crosswalk at Don Pio Drive in Woodland Hills as Keller drove a 2002 Cadillac sedan while fleeing authorities. Officers with the California Highway Patrol had tried to pull Keller over on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas when Keller opted to flee.
After striking Greenwalt in Woodland Hills, "Keller later rear-ended a sport-utility vehicle containing four people in the 23600 block of Ventura Boulevard, then opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers while westbound on Ventura Boulevard," reports CNS, however no one was struck.
Today Keller was found guilty of second-degree murder, as well as on charges "including attempted murder of a peace officer, assault with a semi-automatic firearm on a peace officer, felony evading causing death, resisting an officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm."
It's not case closed for Keller, however, as the jury returns to court tomorrow for the case's sanity phase, in which they will determine if the convicted man was sane at the time of his crimes.