Evidence will be allowed at trial of woman charged in deadly DUI

Dylan Geitgey (source: family photo)
Dylan Geitgey (source: family photo)

By Jon Chrisos - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Important evidence will be allowed in the trial of the woman accused of hitting and killing 11-year-old Dylan Geitgey last summer.

Judge Brian Edwards issued his ruling Wednesday morning. Lawyers for Angela Baumia were fighting to keep blood test results and statements she made to police from reaching jurors, but he's denied both of those motions to suppress the evidence.

Last week both sides outlined their cases. The defense team argued an LMPD officer didn't identify himself or read Baumia the consent form. In the end, Judge Edwards decided the officer didn't have to advise her of her Miranda rights or identify himself because she wasn't in custody.

Edwards also ruled blood drawn at the hospital was for diagnostic purposes and did not violate any constitutional rights.

Baumia is charged with murder, drinking and driving, and disregarding a stop sign. Those charges are in connection with a deadly accident last summer that killed Geitgey.

The trial was set to start in late January, but the Commonwealth has asked for a short delay. The judge will rule on that later this week.

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