Fatal drunken driving trial delayed until September

James Francis Lee

The trial of a Gilroy man accused of killing a 4-year-old boy in
a drunken driving accident in July 2010 has been delayed more than
three months, according to the Santa Clara County Superior
Court.
The trial of a Gilroy man accused of killing a 4-year-old boy in a drunken driving accident in July 2010 has been delayed more than three months, according to the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

James Francis Lee, 44, was scheduled to face a trial hearing beginning today but proceedings were delayed at the request of Lee’s attorney, said Amy Cornell, spokeswoman for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

Lee is represented by private San Jose attorney Steve Defilippis, who was not available for comment Tuesday morning.

The new trial start is 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 in Dept. 24 of the Hall of Justice in San Jose, Cornell said.

Lee faces manslaughter and drunken driving charges after the California Highway Patrol said he crashed his vehicle into a parked car along U.S. Highway 101 while driving home from a heavy metal concert, killing Gilroy resident Jose Cortes-Diaz.

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