Public defender to refile motion to dismiss McBride for aggravated driving under the influence – Muddy River News
Natasha McBride | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail
QUINCY — A hearing has been set for March 18 at 3 p.m. to determine whether an aggravated driving under the influence charge filed against Natasha L. McBride should be dismissed.
McBride faces four counts of murder in connection with the August 14, 2020 deaths of Jenniffer Hendricks, 54, of Rushville, and Dakota Corrick, 6, Archer Corrick, 4, and Ransom Corrick, 21 months. The Corrick boys were Hendricks’ grandchildren. They lived in Kirksville, Missouri.
McBride allegedly ignored a traffic light at Fourth and Broadway while driving at high speed, causing the crash. She also faces four counts of reckless homicide, four counts of driving with a revoked license and four court charges for leaving the scene of a personal accident. A 17th count, aggravated driving under the influence, was added to McBride’s charges on January 11.
Public defender Todd Nelson filed a motion on February 14 to have the aggravated driving under the influence charge dismissed.
Josh Jones, lead attorney for the Adams County State’s Attorney’s Office, told Judge Amy Lannerd at the start of Monday’s motion hearing in Adams County Circuit Court that he was “ready to be heard” on the motion. However, Nelson informed Lannerd that he was not and would be filing an amended motion.
“As I prepared for today’s hearing, reviewing some of the case law and other matters, I determined that I needed to make some revisions to the motion,” he said. .
Lannerd asked Nelson how long he needed to revise the motion, and he said at least two weeks.
McBride is due back in court on March 15 for a status hearing. The case remains scheduled for the jury trial in April.
She is still being held in Adams County Jail on $5 million bond.