EAGLEVILLE, Pa. – “She is extraordinarily saddened, and she or he isn’t a violent legal. She has no legal previous and no prior contacts with police in anyway,” mentioned Protection Legal professional Michael Walker.
Nonetheless, Walker’s consumer, 21-year-old Jayana Webb, can be behind bars a minimum of till her now-postponed preliminary listening to date of April 5. This after the choose denied bail at her arraignment Tuesday night.
“We hope folks will maintain again their judgment and preserve poise all through this complete course of,” he mentioned.
Webb, of Eagleville, Montgomery County, faces 18 fees, together with third-degree homicide and murder by automobile whereas DUI. Early Monday morning, police say she was driving on I-95 close to the Philadelphia sports activities stadiums, when she hit and killed two state troopers and 28-year-old Reyes Oliveras of Allentown.
The troopers, 33-year-old Martin Mack III and 29-year-old Branden Sisca, had been serving to Oliveras into their cruiser as he was strolling on the freeway, when the three had been allegedly hit by Webb, who police say was rushing and drunk.
“They’re on the lookout for a really critical sentence right here and understandably so,” mentioned Allentown-based legal professional and former prosecutor John Waldron.
Waldron says a third-degree homicide cost in a DUI case is uncommon, however that rushing, consuming, and lighted cruisers are thought of aggravating elements in a case.
“That is most likely a part of the rationale why the Philly DA’s workplace charged her with third-degree homicide,” he mentioned.