Grand jury convenes to hear testimonies in Stewart/Ward case

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A grand jury has begun hearing testimonies in the case involving the death of racer Kevin Ward Jr.

The 23-person grand jury, which will decide whether or not charges should be brought against three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart in the death of Kevin Ward Jr., convened for the first time Tuesday.

According to reports, they heard the testimony of two dozen people including racer Chuck Hebing, who was driving the No. 45 car that was directly in front of Stewart when the incident took place. 

At least 12 of the 23 members have to recommend charges in order for an indictment to be placed against Stewart. Tony's sponsors, as well as many people within the racing community have supported him during this ongoing legal process.

UPDATE: The grand jury has come to a conclusion after a single hour of deliberations and will reveal their decision at 3pm EST. time.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup , Sprint
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kevin Ward Jr.
Article type Breaking news