Posted: Aug 9, 2013 11:05 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 9, 2013 1:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge found the woman accused of killing five people in a road rage wreck guilty of negligent homicide in a bench trial today in Baton Rouge.
Judge Trudy White found Kelsye Hall guilty of five counts of negligent homicide in the 2011 wreck on I-10. Because the proceedings were a bench trial, the judge rendered the verdict instead of a jury.
White denied post-conviction bail for Hall, and remanded her to the custody of the Department of Corrections until she could be sentenced.
Investigators said the wreck happened after a Hall and another driver, David Leger, chased each other along the interstate at high speeds. Leger was also charged with vehicular homicide.
On Thursday a defense expert testified Hall was not at fault in the wreck, laying the blame entirely on Leger. Investigators said Leger had a .10 blood alcohol level at the time of the wreck.
News 2's Michael Shingleton will have more details starting at noon.