The man facing murder charges for the April 2009 Angeles Crest Highway runaway truck crash that killed two people claims he is being singled out for prosecution by public agencies hoping to limit their potential civil liability for the crash.
Marcos Costa, 45, faces life in prison and has remained behind bars in lieu of $600,000 bail since June 2009, when a grand jury indicted him on two counts of murder and other charges following the April 1, 2009, crash where the steep mountain pass ends at Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge.
Angel Posca and his 12-year-old daughter, Angelina, were killed in the collision. Several others were injured.
Costa's court-appointed private investigator on Friday provided a draft copy of a motion to dismiss the murder and manslaughter charges, alleging the truck driver "was singled out for the crime of murder and/or voluntary manslaughter to excuse State of California and it's [sic] Department of Transportation from millions of dollars in civil suits filed against them."