Until now, the story surrounding the December 2009 death of 8-year-old Anthony DeWeese has largely focused on whether the Coast Guard pilot who crashed a 33-foot patrol vessel into the DeWeese family boatwas hot-dogging that night during the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.
At a general court-martial Monday at Coast Guard district headquarters in Alameda, lawyers for Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Paul Ramos began trying to change that story.
After months of speculation about the Coast Guard patrol boat that killed 8-year-old Anthony DeWeese — how fast it was going, what lights it had on, the conditions on San Diego Bay that dark evening — people attending the court-martialof boat pilot Paul Ramos on Tuesday finally saw the vessel in action.
A video taken from a nearby sailboat on Dec. 20, 2009, shows the 33-foot Coast Guard patrol boat in the final 10 minutes before it crashed into the DeWeese family motor boat during the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.
A lawyer representing Timothy B. Hennis in his federal appeal has asked for a second extension so he can file a response to a government brief.