Lawyer: Driver likely to plead not guilty in fatal bus crash
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The attorney for the driver in a Chattanooga school bus crash that killed six children says her client will likely plead not guilty.
Amanda Dunn says she anticipates 24-year-old Johnthony Walker will plead not guilty if a grand jury indicts him. He's charged with five counts of vehicular homicide. Police say another count will be added.
Dunn says the accident has been devastating for Walker and his family. Dunn hoped for a quick investigation and respect for the privacy of Walker's family.
Federal authorities say Walker left the designated bus route Nov. 21 when he wrecked on a curvy road while carrying 37 children. Authorities suspect Walker was speeding.
The defense and prosecution said Walker will appear briefly in court Tuesday in Hamilton County to delay a preliminary hearing until Dec. 15.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
2 Make A Difference: Glen Oaks High School Security Dads give away...
Friends, strangers gather in prayer as search for missing LSU student continues
La. partnering with feds for mass vaccination center in BR
Toddler critically injured in fire, three others injured
Questions linger as search for missing LSU student continues
Max Johnson in the mix for LSU starting quarterback job
Coach O admits to mistakes, takes steps to correct them in the...
Saints QB Jameis Winston gets emotional discussing Drew Brees
Southern football on the road to play Texas Southern
Javonte Smart's impact on the Baton Rouge community