Carlos Bertonatti Gets Ninth Delay In Trial For Killing Biker On Rickenbacker Causeway

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Someday, Carlos Bertonatti will have to face a jury to explain what happened in the early morning of Jan. 17, 2010 -- the day police say he drunkenly killed a cyclist on the Rickenbacker Causeway, then sped away into Key Biscayne with the victim's bike still wedged underneath his car. But not today. For the ninth time since prosecutors charged Bertonatti with DUI manslaughter and two other felonies, a judge delayed his trial again this morning. Bertonatti remains on house arrest in the meantime.

This time, the delay comes because the prosecutor handling his case is tied up with another ongoing trial, says Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.

"This case will be continued due to the fact that the prosecutor is still in trial in Key West," Griffith says. "She expects the Key West trial to go well beyond Monday."

A judge granted the continuance in the trial this morning; there's no word yet on when the next hearing will be scheduled.

Funny how guys who can afford a $500,000 bond and spend their house arrest in Key Biscayne aren't quite as eager to get their trial underway as the guys stuck in county lockup, isn't it?

Bertonatti, an aspiring pop singer, has pleaded not guilty to killing 44-year-old Christophe LeCanne.

The more recent accused killer Rickenbacker driver -- Michele Traverso, a 25-year-old who police say drunkenly killed cyclist Aaron Cohen in nearly the same spot as Bertonatti's wreck -- has also pleaded not guilty.

The next hearing in Traverso's case is scheduled for Friday; no trial date has been set yet.

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17 comments
weneedjustice
weneedjustice

Has he been sentenced yet? Omg, seriously. He needs to go to jail!  How can we NOT have a negative comment, "Open Minded"? This guy KILLED a man. 

jalil_labeeb
jalil_labeeb

whats up with this guy? is he in jail yet?

KLIP
KLIP

Carlos my main man fuck yall HATERS!

Open minded
Open minded

Everyone that has a negative comment about this case needs to know the facts before they open their mouths..Only one man can judge Carlos and your not it!

BikeFan
BikeFan

"The more recent accused killer Rickenbacker driver -- Michele Traverso, a 25-year-old who police say drunkenly killed cyclist Aaron Cohen in nearly the same spot as Bertonatti's wreck -- has also pleaded not guilty." 

I am in no way defending Traverso, but at no time that I can remember or now find did police accuse Traverso of being drunk. Get your facts straight, even if you're not "reporting," per se, but "blogging."

Diegoeortiz
Diegoeortiz

The author of this article not only bias but ignorant as to how the judicial systems operates. This article is as journalistic as a piece of used toilet paper is. Report facts not your ignorant conclusions.

Club Space sucks
Club Space sucks

Club Space customers get raped and murdered. Carlos got wasted at Club Space. Bartenders have a responsibility not to over serve.

Go to Club Space to get pushed by gangbangers and crackheads.

nevernot
nevernot

Justice delayed  is justice denied. Get this drug addict back in jail to pay his dues for killing another man and denying responsibility.

Taxiof2
Taxiof2

WOW!  Someone raised their son to be a complete Jackass!  This guy should be locked up for a minimum of 20 yrs.  I hit your loved one, I was scared I left the scene dragging him with me!  Go riot in hell!

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Alejo
Alejo

Thank you Miami New Times for keeping your promise to keep us informed in these two cases!

Club Space kills
Club Space kills

Carlos was getting drunk and probably doing drugs at Club Space right before he got behind the wheel of his VW. Did the dead guys family sue Club Space for "over serving"? What happened?

Dirtbag
Dirtbag

Get this asshole in jail and someone raping his ass ASAP.

Pipiloco
Pipiloco

Where do you get your info? would you blame the ocean if you died for drinking saltwater? DUMB BITCH.

Taxiof2
Taxiof2

That's because in this country someone is ALWAYS looking to blame someone else, preferrably the one with the deep pockets!

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