GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - A judge has dismissed charges against a
south-central Kentucky woman accused of leaving the scene of an
accident in which a toddler died.
The move came after Barren County prosecutor Karen Davis said
there were problems with evidence in the case against 38-year-old
Lori A. Ikner, who was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday.
Two-year-old Shayla Marie Wooten died last year when she was
struck by a vehicle after following her father onto a highway where
he was checking mail.
The Glasgow Daily Times cites a motion to dismiss in reporting
that police didn't find any of the child's DNA on Ikner's vehicle
and records showed Ikner's cell phone wasn't near the accident site
at the time the child was struck.
The charges were dismissed Friday without prejudice, meaning
they could be refiled.
Information from: Glasgow Daily Times,
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