PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia judge has decided to uphold charges against the Amtrak engineer at the helm of the ill-fated train 188, which crashed nearly three years ago in Frankford.
Common Pleas Court Judge Kathryn Lewis reversed a municipal court’s decision, reinstating 246 counts of reckless endangerment, eight counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of risking a catastrophe against 34-year-old Brandon Bostian.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Teachers To Get 1-Shot Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Gov. Wolf Says
The legal saga has ping-ponged through the court system.
In September, Judge Thomas Gheret dismissed all counts against Bostian, for lack of evidence.
The state’s attorney general, who is handling the case, filed an appeal.READ MORE: Nearly 900 Chester Upland School District Students Return To Classroom For Hybrid Learning
In court, Lewis said Gheret erred in his decision, and there is enough evidence, even if it’s circumstantial.
Bostian will be arraigned later this month, but will not have to be there, and will surrender his passport, and check in with the court once a week.
The Attorney General’s Office released a brief statement saying this was an important step in the legal process, and Bostian’s defense attorneys declined to comment.MORE NEWS: 800 Philadelphia Apartment Complex Residents Receive COVID-19 Vaccine During Clinic
Eight people died in the crash.