Fitzpatrick pleads "not guilty" in fatal hit and run
GONZALES - Kathleen Fitzpatrick told a judge Monday morning she is not guilty of hitting and killing 24-year-old Tommie "Chrisy" Hadley in December along LA 42, then driving away.
Fitzpatrick hid her face from our cameras and refused to comment, but Hadley's family shared with News 2 how difficult the past couple of months have been for them.
"Life hasn't been the same since this happened," Hadley's mother Monica Chambless said through tears. "I will never see her finish her life, what she was gonna be, never see her get married, buy a wedding dress, hold grandchildren."
Fitzpatrick stood before a judge for less than two minutes as he accepted her plea, and did not look at Hadley's family.
"She didn't even give you the 'I'm sorry' look or shed a tear, and to me, that' s just completely soulless and heartless," Chambless said.
State troopers found Fitzpatrick driving her damaged SUV in Iberville Parish two days after Hadley was struck, and arrested her in suspicion of felony hit and run. It was the same day Hadley's family took her off life support.
Fitzpatrick's trial is scheduled to begin May 24.