The 23 year old woman charged with felony hit and run in the case of Albert Holman's death that occurred in October on state Route 56 pled not guilty.
According to officials, witnessed are said to have seen Mr. Holman walking along state Route 56 that October morning. He had just celebrated his 34th birthday that night and was returning from being out with his sister. Mr. Holman's car had two flat tires and was found parked close by the scene of the accident. It is reported that Mr. Holman was hit twice.
One of the drivers was Nicoll Koval. She was charged in association with the death of Albert Holman. Koval was taken into custody immediately after appearing in San Diego Superior Court with her attorney for the arraignment. The prosecutor indicated that Koval's car, a 2008 Nissan Sentra, had a shattered windshield and widespread front-end damage. He also said one of the victim's shoes was found beneath the carriage of the vehicle.
Ms. Koval's lawyer told the judge that she was driving home that morning when she hit "an object." Ms. Koval called her father after driving a short distance to her house. Her father asked her to wait at home until he arrived. Koval visited the California Highway and Patrol Web site and discovered there had been a fatality on state Route 56. She turned herself in later that day and has been cooperating with CHP's requests to have access to her cell phone records, cell phone and car.
The judge for this case, Judge Francis Devaney, set Koval's bail at $50,000, stating that Ms. Koval did not seem to be flight risk or a danger to the public. If Ms. Koval is found guilty of hit and run causing death she faces a possible prison term of up to four years.
Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Hit and Run, Sign On San Diego, December 3, 2010
Woman faces likely felony charges in deadly hit-and-run, 760KFMB AM Talk Radio, October 19, 2010