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December 5, 2019



Gillette woman pleads no contest to vehicular homicide

GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette woman pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated vehicular homicide Wednesday morning.

Kaycee Smelser, 34, had been charged in the death of 26-year-old Jessica Cano De Najera on Jan. 25, 2018. In December 2018, Smelser pleaded not guilty to the charge. A jury trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

She pleaded no contest in a change of plea hearing in District Judge John R. Perry’s courtroom Nov. 27.

Smelser was driving south on Highway 59 near Wright at about 95 mph in a 70 mph zone on an icy morning wi...



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