Lawyers for the man charged with a deadly hit and run are working to move their client's trial out of Richmond.
Right now, Elias Webb remains out on bond. Monday was his second court appearance. Future court dates were scheduled, but Webb's attorney's also indicated that they want to move the trial outside of Richmond and the defense also wants the Richmond Commonwealth's attorneys off the case.
Webb's attorneys did not tell us the reasoning behind this move.
The 31-year-old Richmond native admits that he was driving the Dodge Durango that hit and killed 24-year-old Lanie Kruszewski back in July. The defense maintains that Webb thought he hit a deer, that's why he didn't stop.
"Words can't even tell you how remorseful he is and even the whole family is just so devastated by what happened," defense attorney Keith Marcus told NBC12 at the first court appearance.
Prosecutors say Lanie's body had hit the windshield, was thrown 109 feet and there were no skid marks. These factors, prosecutors say, makes Webb's story hard to believe.
"I just don't believe it, we just don't believe it," says assistant Commonwealth attorney Colette Wallace McEachin,
Webb's attorneys say they are 90-percent sure this case will go to a jury trial which is scheduled for December 10th at 9:30 a.m. Also in court, the judge said he has until November 1st to decide whether he will accept or reject a plea deal.
His next hearing is scheduled for October 12 at 2:30 p.m.
The Richmond Times Dispatch reports Webb has resigned from his job at the paper as an advertising salesman. He was forced to surrender his driver's license and passport a couple of weeks ago.
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