Posted by Charles Gazaway - email
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – After deliberating for nearly three hours, a Jefferson County jury found Angela Baumia guilty of murder and three other charges in the death of an 11-year-old who was riding his bicycle.
"Dylan was a perfect little child, and now he's gone because of what she did, and I think the jurors understand that," Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Leland Hulbert said outside the courtroom after the verdict was read.
On the night of June 26, 2010, Baumia was driving a Ford Escort that hit Dylan Geitgey while he was riding his bicycle with friends on Shenandoah Drive in the Fincastle neighborhood. Geitgey died from his injuries the following day.
The jury returned their verdict around 4:30 p.m. finding Baumia guilty of murder, wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and operating a vehicle while under the influence. They found her not guilty of tampering with physical evidence.
Dylan's mother Amy Geitgey sobbed with relief while hugging Hulbert.
"They're pleased, sad, but ultimately pleased with the justice system," Hulbert said.
Baumia admitted she was drinking that night, but her lawyers tried to convince jurors Baumia's boyfriend was hitting her in the car before the crash. They also said Dylan darted out into the street.
The jury will be back in the courtroom at 10 a.m. Tuesday to begin the sentencing phase of the trial. Judge Brain Edwards ordered Baumia held on a $50,000 full cash bond.