Kalamazoo Woman Accused In Fatal Hit-And-Run Withdraws Plea
A woman who was set to be sentenced Monday in a fatal hit-and-run in Kalamazoo has instead withdrawn her plea.
WWMT reports that 22-year-old Morgan Rowley’s defense withdrew a guilty plea for a charge of Leaving the Scene of a Deadly Crash, claiming that the terms of her plea deal were not met. Rowley’s plea deal allowed for "restorative justice", which involves so-called “healing sessions” with the family of the victim.
The fatal crash occurred in May, in Oshtemo Township, where a car allegedly driven by Rowley fatally struck WMU student Nicholas Heil before driving off. Rowley’s Blood Alcohol Level was found to be .21, more than twice the legal limit.
The case will be back in court in a few weeks, to determine it the plea deal is not being honored.