Sentencing phase for woman convicted of killing 11-year-old

By Mike Dever - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The jury that took three hours to find Angela Baumia guilty of murder in the death of 11-year-old Dylan Geitgey Monday has been hearing testimony before deciding her sentence.

The jury returned its guilty verdict around 4:30 p.m. April 18, 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.

Baumia was driving a Ford Escort when she hit Dylan while he was riding his bicycle with friends on Shenandoah Drive in the Fincastle neighborhood on the night of June 26, 2010.

He died from his injuries the following day.

Baumia's sentence could range from 20 years to life.

During her trial, Baumia admitted she had been drinking at a party earlier in the day and that she had an open bottle of beer with her in the car.

Baumia's attorney's Elgin Crull, suggested that Dylan may have pulled in front of Baumia's car just before he was hit, and hinted that he might appeal.

Prosecutor Leland Hulbert argued that Baumia hit Dylan because she was drunk and driving at least 15 miles an hour over the speed limit.

Baumia was convicted of DUI in 2004.

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