DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – On Thursday morning a jury found a former middle school teacher guilty of manslaughter in the hit & run death of a 6-year old boy.
Lowe Guilty of Manslaughter using car as weapon.—
Bud Gillett (@Bud_Gillett) August 21, 2014
Tammy Lowe, a former Grand Prairie schoolteacher, was accused of running a red light and hitting 6-year old John Raidy, then fleeing the scene.
She has already pleaded guilty to one felony, Failure to Stop and Render Aid.
Lowe did not put on a defense with her attorney trying to convince the jury there may have been a horrible accident, but it was not a felony crime.
Raidy was killed on January 24th in a Carrier Parkway crosswalk as he and his mother – pushing a stroller with John’s younger sister — attempted to cross the street.
Lauren Raidy, John’s mother, watched as a Lowe ran a red light, hit her son and carried the child on the hood for about 300 feet, stopped briefly and then took off.
Lowe could now face 20 years in prison.
*This is a developing story. Listen to 1080 KRLD and follow CBSDFW.COM for the latest information.
(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
- FDA Calls For Zika Testing Of All Blood Donations
- Big Changes To Knox Street Causing Concern
- Puppy In Garbage Saved By Good Samaritan
- Texas Firefighter On Oregon Hike Found; 2nd Hiker Dies In Fall
- Arlington Police Seek Man Who Exposed Himself To Teen