Charges Against Grand Prairie Teacher Accused of Running over 6-Year-Old Being Dropped -- For Now
Tammy Lowe, a 53-year-old Grand Prairie teacher, surrendered to police in January, five days after she allegedly struck and killed 6-year-old John Raidy in a horrific hit-and-run.
She was charged with injury to a child and failure to stop and render aid. Now, those charges are about to be dismissed.
This comes after Lowe's attorneys complained that the Dallas County District Attorney's office reneged on a promise to let the defense present their case to the grand jury that handed down the indictment. Her attorney's announced the dismissal at a news conference yesterday afternoon.
Their celebration may be short-lived. Heath Harris, Dallas County's first assistant DA, told NBC 5 that his office will take Lowe's case to a new grand jury, this time following through on the atypical promise to allow the defense to present.
"This office is all about credibility and doing the right thing," Harris said.
Meanwhile, Lowe's attorneys are mad that prosecutors are keeping Lowe's car for evidence.
"This is a 53-year-old grandma/teacher who needs her car," one of the attorneys, Cameron Gray, said at yesterday's news conference. "And what possible reason would you have for keeping it now? You need some evidence? Take your pictures, get everything you need and let her have her car back. This is mean spirited and vicious."
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