Defense Calls Witnesses in Pastor Trial
KENNEWICK, Wash. - The defense for the pastor accused of killing a teenage girl with his car began calling witnesses to the stand Monday.
The defense first established whether or not Foos was legally allowed to drive the day of the accident.
"On September 17th, 2003 did Reverend Randall Foos have a valid restricted drivers license that authorized him to drive during the day?" said Defense Attorney Mason Pickett.
"Yes, he did," said Karla Weaver Groseclose, Washington State Dept. of Licensing.
Prosecutors accuse Foos of hitting and killing 19-year-old Sara Casey with his car, and charge him with vehicular homicide.
Last week doctors testified Foos suffers from Diabetic Retinopathy. It causes his vision to fluctuate and sometimes he can't see very well.
Monday Foos' sons testified they know when his blood sugar is low.
"He gets very irritable that's for certain, also very tired," said Bryan Foos.
Bryan testified he saw his father shortly after the accident, but said he saw no signs of low blood sugar. He added if his father ever felt incapable of driving he'd call and ask for a ride. Foos even hired an assistant just weeks before the accident to help when he went ministering in the community.
"Pastor Foos drove there. It was my first time. I did not know where it was. He drove on the way there, but on the way home, he asked that I drive his car home," said Heidi Cryer, Lord of Life Lutheran Church Associate in the Ministry.
Another son of Pastor Foos also testified.