Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Today's Big News- Arrest in Chelsea Norman's Hit & Run Death

I wasn't going to post about this but it is the big news of today.  After two months of wondering who hit and left Chelsea Norman to die on the side of the road we now have an arrest.  Police believe it was a woman, Margaret Mayer, who was driving home from a night of drinking at a bar.  She is charged with not stopping her car after hitting Chelsea.  Unfortunately she is not being charged with anything that says hitting Chelsea Norman was illegal or with driving drunk.  It appears charging for hit and run has the best chance for conviction.  It will be interesting to see if this gets plea bargained down to some lesser charge or light sentencing.  The fact that Margaret Mayer has a prior DUI and the bicycling community has really rallied around finding the person who killed Chelsea Norman makes me think that an actual stiff sentence may get handed down.  We'll see. Here is the Houston Chronicle story:

In the end the whole story is depressing to me.

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