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Charges reduced for woman accused of hitting & killing local pastor

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Updated: 5/02/2013 6:28 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Charges have been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor in the case against the local woman accused of hitting and killing a young Baker County pastor.

Holly King now faces misdemeanor charges for driving without a license the night the pastor was killed.

Thursday, Judge James Daniel granted the motion to throw out her previous felony charge for driving with a suspended license, in connection with the fatal crash that killed 32-year-old Todd Annis in September 2011.

The 23 year old is now facing up to one year in jail.

Her defense attorney says he's pleased that the state decision to file the motion.

"Her driving didn't cause this accident. We had an accident reconstruction expert look at it. Unfortunately for the family it's a loss of life and that's a terrible thing," says Curtis Fallgatter.

Action News has learned that King had 7 other traffic offenses in Duval County before the death of Annis. Those include speeding and careless driving.

Action News is working to get in touch with the family of the victim. We'll bring that to you in our evening newscasts beginning at 5 p.m. on CBS 47.
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Terri75 - 9/17/2013 10:45 PM
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nativejax she didn't have a license and that didn't stop her from driving.

Terri75 - 9/17/2013 10:44 PM
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from judgepedia: "James "Jim" Daniel is a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court in Florida. He serves in Duval County. He was elected to this position without opposition in 2008 and took office on January 6, 2009. His current term expires in January of 2015, but he can run for re-election on November 4, 2014" We need to vote him out he's legislating from the bench and stinks!

nativejax - 5/3/2013 2:13 PM
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I agreed she got off way too easy.

Butch - 5/2/2013 8:33 PM
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Shouldn't be allowed to have a drivers license again? What good is that, she was already driving without one. This makes her 8th offense and a fine young man is dead and she still is not being charged with anything that actually addresses her "poor choices". She feels totally destroyed? I knew Todd and his family and I can tell you with certainty that they don't feel so good about it either and this decision, in my opinion, is a slap in their face.

nativejax - 5/2/2013 7:53 PM
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My son says he knows this girl and she is totally destroyed over what she done. But as a mother, I KNOW only time can tell if a child is truly remorseful and sorry. What ever the circumstances, I don't believe she should ever be allowed to possess a driver license again, she got off way too easy.

peterjones - 5/2/2013 6:36 PM
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Is that 4 REAL! 1 Year?

whosaysnocan - 5/2/2013 5:18 PM
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This young woman obviously has the means to pay for an attorney to get her the lessor of the charges. Must wonder how many more times she will be ticketed for speeding and reckless driving. At 23 she has proven she is a dangerous person behind the wheel of a vehicle. Prayers for the family that lost this young man with much promise sharing his heart for our Lord.

Gunny48 - 5/2/2013 1:27 PM
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7 priors, kills while license suspended: "not her fault" = "She'll be back"...

Truthbetold - 5/2/2013 1:13 PM
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How much justice can you afford?

nativejax - 5/2/2013 11:57 AM
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