Trial begins for man accused of killing bicyclist

Posted at: 07/14/2014 11:06 AM
Updated at: 07/14/2014 5:21 PM
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY - The jury has been seated in the trial of Pablo Cruz.

Cruz is accused of running over 45-year old Paul Merges, while on the run from police.

This happened back in 2012.

Merges became tangled in the roof rack of Cruz's car.

He was trapped for the rest of the chase, which went through Albany and Schenectady Counties, at almost 100 miles an hour.

Merges, a father of two, was killed.

Opening arguments will begin tomorrow morning.