Clint Webb’s Attempted Murder Trial Starts
Trial is underway for a Casper man accused of trying to kill his wife, after she filed for divorce.
Clint Webb has pleaded not guilty to one charge of attempted second degree murder, two charges of aggravated assault, and one charge of property damage.
In opening statements, the prosecution said on June 30th, 2014, Clint had been served divorce papers from his wife, Julie.
While out driving, he spotted Julie driving as well, and Clint collided his vehicle into hers, at the intersection of 12th and Payne Streets in Casper.
Clint then circled around the block and returned to the scene, where he attempted to hit Julie, who had exited her vehicle, but missed.
Prosecutors said while he was on the run, he texted a friend and said that he saw Julie and he just snapped.
The defense said in their opening statements, that Clint was trying to get his wife's attention, so they could talk about the divorce issue, and the vehicle collision was not part of the plan, but it happened.
He then panicked and tried to reverse his vehicle to return to the scene, but he couldn't due to the damage his vehicle had sustained, so he drove around the block instead.
When he returned he panicked again due to all the congestion in the area with people and vehicles, and was trying to get around the scene.
Webb claims he did not see his wife at the time and then lost control of his vehicle and sideswiped another vehicle nearby.
He then drove to Las Vegas out of confusion.
The trial is expected to last three-to-four days, after-which a new trial will begin, in which he's charged with interference with a peace officer.