Update on Heatley Situation: Allowed to attend Funeral
According to TSN.ca, Dany Heatley has been granted the right to go see teammate Dan Snyder’s funeral. Fulton County Magistrate Richard Hicks agreed today that the 22-year-old Heatley may attend Snyder’s funeral Friday in Elmira, Ontario, with the rest of the team.
Snyder died just 6 days after he had been in a horrific car crash with Dany Heatley, when they went out of control, which ended up splitting the car in half.
A spokesman for the district attorney’s office, Erik Friedly, says the vehicular homicide charge was based on a preliminary finding that Heatley was driving recklessly. It carries a prison sentence of three to 15 years.
Heatley will return to the hospital for knee surgery, after his has a brief break to see his family and friends. His attorney, Ed Garland, has said that Dany is “an emotional wreck”, and why wouldn’t he be.
This may end up delaying Thursday night’s season opener for Atlanta.
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