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Court TV in the Tri-Cities

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Court TV is taking interest in the case of the pastor accused of killing a teenage girl with his car. A three man crew is now in town to cover the trial.

Benton County Prosecutors accuse Pastor Randall Foos of hitting and killing 19-year-old Sara Casey with his car on Clearwater Ave. in September 2003.    

Court TV covers only 40 trials across the country each year. When KNDU talked to Court TV Wednesday they said they found the case very compelling.

Court TV flew out the crew because they feel the Foos case brings up issues that effect a lot of people.

For example, the Casey family is fighting for legislation to require optometrists like Dr. Linda Badorek to report patients with bad eye sight to the State Department of Licensing. Hopefully, in the future other families can avoid the pain they felt when they lost their daughter Sara.

"The state laws vary by state. In Washington state there is not an obligation to report. In fact, my understanding is that it would be a violation of the patients confidentiality to report them," said Dr. Badorek.  

Since Court TV went on air in 1991, it has covered over 900 trials: cases ranging from domestic disputes, to murders, and United States Supreme Court trials.