Judge declares mistrial in Brunswick vehicular manslaughter case

Richie Wiltfang faces vehicular homicide, other charges in death of Megan Twist

By Elizabeth Campbell - Reporter

Police said Ricahard Witlfang was driving when Megan Twist fell out of his pickup truck and died.

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. - A judge declared a mistrial on the second day of the trial for a man accused of driving when 23-year-old Megan Twist fell off his moving pickup truck in November 2016.

Nearly a year and a half after her death, a jury was selected Monday in Glynn County and opening statements began in Richie Wiltfang's trial.

On Tuesday, the defense made a motion, saying a witness shouldn't have been allowed to say something he did on the stand, and the judge agreed.

Wiltfang is facing vehicular manslaughter and 13 other charges connected to his former girlfriend's death. 

In October, Wiltfang made an open plea deal, pleading guilty to four of the 14 charges against him. The other 10 charges were dropped.

But Wiltfang later took back his plea because he wanted to go to trial. He now faces all of the original charges. 

The new trial is set to begin June 4. 

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