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Jay principal on trial for manslaughter found not guilty

Updated March 28, 2013 at 6:05:  Roger Carroll has been found not guilty by a jury on charges of first degree manslaughter and reckless operation of a vessel.  The Jay, Oklahoma middle school principal had been charged in the death of Monte Price.

The prosecution claimed Carroll was drunk and driving a boat when it crashed on Grand Lake in July.  Price was thrown from the boat and drowned.

The defense had claimed Carroll was not driving the boat at the time of the crash.

Updated March 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM CST:  Prosecutors and the defense have had their say and now the fate of a Jay, Oklahoma middle school principal is in the hands of the jury.

The prosecution says Roger Carroll was drunk and driving a boat when it crashed on Grand Lake in July.  Carroll's friend, Monte Price, was thrown from the boat and drowned.

The defense says Carroll was not driving the boat at the time of the crash.

Updated March 25, 2013:  A Jay, Oklahoma middle school principal on trial for manslaughter took the stand Monday in his own defense.

The prosecution says Roger Carroll was drunk and driving a boat when it crashed on Grand Lake in July.  Carroll's friend, Monte Price, was thrown from the boat and drowned.

Carroll claims Price was the driver.  On the witness stand Monday Carroll said "I did not drive the boat the entire evening".

Another person who was thrown from the boat, Brian Smith, had earlier testified that Carroll was the driver.

But a paramedic who was among the first at the scene testified Monday that on the night of the crash Smith claimed the boat was driven by Price.

Updated March 21, 2013:  An engineering expert testified Thursday in the trial of a middle school principal charged in a fatal boat crash.

Roger Carroll, 39 of Jay, Oklahoma, is charged with manslaughter for the death of Monte Price back in July.

Authorities say Carroll was driving a boat on Grand Lake drunk and that it crashed, throwing Price and two others into the lake.

Price died from drowning.

A prosecution witness from an engineering firm created a simulation of the crash but the defense challenged the findings of that simulation.

The defense claims Carroll was not the driver of the boat.

 

Updated March 18, 2013:  The trial is underway for a Jay, Oklahoma middle school principal charged in a fatal boat crash.

Roger Carroll, 39, is charged with first degree manslaughter and reckless operation of a vehicle in the death of Monte Price back in July at Grand Lake.

Authorities say Carroll drove a boat that crashed, throwing Price and two others into the lake.  Price died from drowning.

According to the Grand River Dam Authority alcohol and excessive speed contributed to the crash.

A blood-alcohol test taken three and a half hours after the crash showed Carroll's blood alcohol level just over the legal limit.

 

Updated December 5, 2012:  Jay, Oklahoma's middle school has suspended it's principal without pay until the conclusion of a criminal case.

Roger Shane Carroll is charged with first degree manslaughter in connection with a fatal crash at Grand Lake last year.

Authorities say Carroll was driving a boat that struck a breakwater on the lake, killing Monte Price.

Carroll, who has maintained he is innocent, has a preliminary hearing on the charge on Thursday.

During a due process meeting on Wednesday the school board said if Carroll is found guilty he would tender is resignation.  If found innocent Carroll would have to testify to the board what happened at the lake.

 

Created October 20, 2012:  A Jay Oklahoma middle school principal is charged with felony first degree manslaughter and misdemeanor reckless operation of a vessel.

On July 29, 2011, Roger Shane Carroll, 39 of Eucha Oklahoma was driving a boat, when it struck a breakwater structure, killing family friend Monte Price, 39 of Jay.

Carroll's lawyer says he's disappointed that charges were filed.

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