Ga. woman wants jaywalk death charge dropped

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ATLANTA — A Georgia woman who faces criminal charges in the jaywalking death of her 4-year-old son is asking an appeals court to dismiss all charges against her.

Raquel Nelson’s attorney Steve Sadow will ask the Georgia Court of Appeals on Tuesday to toss out all the charges against her stemming from her son A.J.’s death in April 2011. He died after bolting from his mother while crossing a busy suburban Atlanta street.

She was convicted in July of vehicular homicide, reckless conduct and jaywalking and sentenced to a year of probation, but she took a judge’s offer of a new trial instead. The vehicular homicide charge was later dismissed, but Nelson’s attorney wants all charges dropped.

Pedestrian advocates and other supporters have come out in force for Nelson at previous hearings.

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raul 04/17/12 - 08:49 am
Did she jay walk or not?

Did she jay walk or not? Probably wants all charges dropped so she can sue the vehicle that hit the kid. Accept no responsibility.

Iwannakno 04/17/12 - 10:35 am
She did jaywalk but the hit

She did jaywalk but the hit and run driver only got six months. She stated she was only jaywalking to get home before dark. The little boy pulled away from her and darted in front of a van. The van did not stop.Tragedy for sure.

TParty 04/17/12 - 05:29 pm
Did she try crossing a busy

Did she try crossing a busy the correct way, and the kid bolted, or was she dodging traffic and the kid bolted from her side?

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