February 15, 2010
Posted: 04:30 PM ET
Palm Bay, FL – Shortly after midnight on September 21, 2007, a rollover accident left one young woman dead and another critically injured. Police say Jennifer Carty was driving her mother’s Hyundai when she lost control of her car and crashed into a drainage ditch. Carty’s friend, Ravin Billington, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say both women were intoxicated at the time of the crash. They insist Carty was driving and Billington was a passenger in the car. But Carty’s defense attorneys say prosecutors cannot prove Carty, who does not remember the accident, was in fact behind the wheel. Carty is charged with DUI manslaughter. If convicted, she faces 15 years in prison. The trial of FL v. Jennifer Carty starts Tuesday on In Session.
–Nancy Leung, In Session Field Producer
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