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    Default Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped Against Jayana Webb, Accused Of Killing 2 Pennsylv

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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A third-degree murder charge has been dropped against Jayana Webb, the woman accused of striking and killing two Pennsylvania state troopers and a man who the troopers were trying to help. A judge dropped the charge at Webb’s preliminary hearing Wednesday.

    Webb’s defense attorney says the commonwealth failed to prove his client acted with malice. But Webb is still charged with manslaughter, homicide by vehicle and DUI.

    The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has already refiled third-degree murder charges against Webb. A hearing will have to be held to determine if that charge will be reinstated.

    The state laid out its case against Webb in a preliminary hearing that lasted more than five hours at the Criminal Justice Center.

    Dozens of Pennsylvania State police troopers filed into court Wednesday morning for the much-anticipated preliminary hearing.

    Webb is charged in the crash on I-95 South near the stadium complex on March 21 that killed Pennsylvania State Troopers Martin Mack, Branden Sisca and a pedestrian, Reyes Rivera Oliveras.

    The assistant DA called nine witnesses to the stand, including a toxicologist who testified that Webb’s blood alcohol content was 0.211, more than twice the legal limit, and that marijuana was found in her system.

    Another key witness was a trooper who testified that Sisca and Mack, in a tragic twist, had pulled Webb over that fateful day for driving 113 miles per hour, but the two quickly left to respond to another emergency, a pedestrian walking on the highway.

    A crash reconstruction expert testified that Webb was driving at 78 miles per hour when her Chevy Captiva slammed into the three men, launching them over the concrete barrier separating the north and southbound lanes.

    Webb broke down in tears when the prosecutor played surveillance video from Lincoln Financial Field showing the deadly crash. Her lawyer says she apologizes for her actions.

    “She’s told me she’s sorry on a number of occasions because again, this was an accident. She would never want to kill anybody and you heard in there, she doesn’t have a criminal record. She’s never been violent in her life. In fact, she was a superstar track runner in high school. She’s a good girl. It’s just, there’s some issues with some drinking,” defense attorney Michael Walker said.

    The families of Webb and the two troopers killed were in court Wednesday but declined to speak on camera.

    The judge also granted Webb $600,000 bail. She was previously being held without bail.

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    Default Re: Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped Against Jayana Webb, Accused Of Killing 2 Penn

    ....not sure if true but I read somewhere else that the bleeding heart judge actually granted a bail of two hundred thousand dollars.
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    Default Re: Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped Against Jayana Webb, Accused Of Killing 2 Penn

    Well the judge wouldn't want to ruin that little girls life after all. She has such a promising future ahead of her.

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    Default Re: Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped Against Jayana Webb, Accused Of Killing 2 Penn

    Quote Originally Posted by JaySmith View Post
    Well the judge wouldn't want to ruin that little girls life after all. She has such a promising future ahead of her.
    Lo and behold.
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    Default Re: Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped Against Jayana Webb, Accused Of Killing 2 Penn

    More than twice the legal limit? How about .03 less than THREE times the legal limit?

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    Default Re: Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped Against Jayana Webb, Accused Of Killing 2 Penn

    People have been deliberately pursuing being 'Out of Their Minds' for a long time - with various toxic substances - even ancient history records such efforts.

    Despite these people being 'Out of Their Minds' by their own deliberate choices, they attempt to use the 'Out of Their Minds' argument to escape responsibility for the consequences that so often result from being 'Out of Their Minds'. "It's not my fault, I was drunk/stoned!"

    The Government needs to keep their laws away from (presumptively) criminalizing personal life choices. But, the Judiciary needs to fully punish those who, in actuality, directly violate the freedom & lives of others. When they choose to be 'Out of Their Minds', they are deliberately using their freedoms without regard for the consequences to others.

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    Default Re: Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped Against Jayana Webb, Accused Of Killing 2 Penn

    I'll agree that they should be reporting it as, "Nearly 3 times the legal limit", just like they would for you and me but what is the norm, bail-wise, for something like this?
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    Default Re: Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped Against Jayana Webb, Accused Of Killing 2 Penn

    FJB

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    Default Re: Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped Against Jayana Webb, Accused Of Killing 2 Penn

    How did she get let go from the first stop? And sorry, but I do not see malice here either. Negligence? Sure, but not malice.
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    Default Re: Third-Degree Murder Charge Dropped Against Jayana Webb, Accused Of Killing 2 Penn

    IANAL but the charges seem appropriate without the 3rd degree murder. Bail a bit light at $200k.

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