Prelim Hearing Begins in Ganatchio Trail Attack

A preliminary hearing is underway for the man accused of violently attacking an elderly woman on the Ganatchio Trail.

75-year-old Sara Anne Widholm died 14 months later in hospital.

The accused, 21-year-old Habibullah Ahmadi, is charged with second-degree murder.

Widholm was picking up garbage on the trail in October 2017 when she was beaten.

She suffered multiple brain hemorrhages, extensive skull fractures, and injuries to her face and neck.

The three day hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial.