On Tuesday, February 23, a woman who left the scene following a fatal crash was given six weeks to work out a plea deal or go to trial.
The case relates to an incident which took place in November 2014, when 33 year old Felicia Burl, of Stamford was driving a 2002 Nissan Altima and she ran a red light on Alvord Lane shortly before 9 p.m. The owner of the car, 50 year old Nixon Henry was seen hanging onto the passenger door which was open and was thrown through the air, was critically injured and died shortly after at Stamford hospital. The Altima then hit a BMW station wagon on the passenger side and 70 year old Judith Andruilli of Greenwich, who was sitting in the car, suffered a severe head injury, broken ribs and pelvis and died around six hours later, also at Stamford hospital.
Burl ran off but police took DNA from the car which matched Burl and also found her cell phone on the ground.
Burl is accused of two manslaughter charges, two charges of leaving the scene of an accident and second-degree assault and has been held at the York Correctional Institution in Niantic in lieu of a $500,000 court appearance bond since early December 2014 when she was found in Stamford by United States marshals.
She has 25 criminal convictions on her record that include violations of probation, drug dealing, assault, hindering prosecution and escape.
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