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18-year-old accused of killing her best friend in DeKalb DUI crash gets $23,000 bond

A DeKalb County highschool pupil accused of killing her best friend in a DUI crash earlier this yr confronted a choose Wednesday.

Hannah Hackemeyer, 18, appeared on a video feed for her bond listening to. She’s been charged with felony murder by automobile and three misdemeanors, driving beneath the affect, reckless driving and failure to keep up lane.

The choose dominated on a $23,000 bond, $20,000 for the murder and $1,000 every for the three misdemeanors.

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The crash on Oak Grove Road Feb. 24 killed Lakeside High School pupil Sophie Lekiachvilli and injured one other pupil. Police stated Hackemeyer was dashing when she misplaced management, inflicting the automobile to overturn and hit a tree.

If Hackemeyer is discovered responsible, she’ll face vital jail time of as much as 15 years, based on an lawyer not concerned with the case.

“She may not have intended to kill this person, but she had the requisite intent, knowing what she was doing when she was drinking, knowing that this was a violation of the law and yet driving the car anyway,” lawyer Bruce Hagen stated.

Under an settlement with the District Attorney, if Hackemeyer is launched on bond, she’ll have a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and he or she received’t be allowed to drive or eat any alcohol or medication.

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Hackemeyer was booked into jail on Tuesday.

Lekiachvili’s household declined to speak to Channel 2′s Brian Mims, however mates stated she was one of the kindest folks they’d ever met. She deliberate to attend Auburn University in the autumn.

Under an settlement with the district lawyer, if Hackemeyer is launched on bond, she’ll have a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.

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In addition, she won’t be allowed to drive or eat any alcohol or medication.

Lekiachvilli’s household declined to talk to Mims, however her mates stated she was one of the kindest folks they ever met. She deliberate to attend Auburn University in the autumn.

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