Grand jury will decide if Tony Stewart is charged in death of Kevin Ward Jr.
Below is NASCAR's take on the move:
“We are aware of the completed investigation and the announced next steps. First, our thoughts continue to be with all who have been impacted by this tragedy. We will monitor this process and stay in close contact with Stewart-Haas Racing. It would be inappropriate for NASCAR to comment on this case so we will continue to respect the process and authorities involved.”
My takeI see this mostly a procedural move to show due diligence; I doubt any criminal liability will be assigned to Stewart in the tragic death of Kevin Ward Jr., which was obviously not intentional; He'll likely have a big civil payout somewhere down the road, but I don't see Tony getting a criminal indictment out of this tragedy.
Key thing to remember, folks, is that a grand jury just decides whether to charge; Tony Stewart has not been indicted for any crime. That is something the grand jury has to decide whether to do.
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