1 of 2 men charged in connection to death of Forada firefighter pleads not guilty

1 of 2 men charged in connection to death of Forada firefighter pleads not guilty Photo: KSTP

January 10, 2019 06:10 PM

One of the two men charged in connection to the death of Forada firefighter Steven William Hlinsky following an incident at a bar last May pleaded not guilty to three counts of manslaughter Thursday in Douglas County.

Court records show Troy Nathan Traut is charged with one count of first-degree manslaughter and two counts of fifth-degree manslaughter.

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RELATED: 2 charged in Forada firefighter's death

A settlement conference is scheduled for March 7.

Hlinsky, 46, died from injuries he sustained in an assault at the Muddy Foot Bar in Forada.

Authorities said he suffered a detached retina, bleeding on the inside and outside of his brain, a fractured orbital socket, a broken nose, a temple fracture and a skull fracture near his forehead area. 
 

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