Trooper Jonathan Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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**Update** Results from a 4 Day Trial in Allen County
Date of News Release: 7/21/2004
(Bowling Green, KY) - **Updated 7/21/04** After a two year investigation and a four day trial, the death of Leslie Woodcock has been heard in Allen Circuit Court. On september 21, 2002, Woodcock was killed in a head on collision on KY 1533, Meador Port Oliver Road in Allen County. Woodcock was struck by a vehicle driven by John Allen Whitehead. In an unanimous decision by an Allen County jury, Whitehead was convicted of 2 criminal charges. Manslaughter 2nd, and driving under the influence of drugs. Whitehead entered an open plea of guilty on possession of a controlled substance 1st, possession of a controlled substance 3rd, and possession of marijuana.
The Allen county jury recommended the following sentence on the manslaughter 2nd charge, 7.5 years in jail. Whitehead's final sentencing will be in September in Allen Circuit Court.