LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A nurse who was allegedly driving 90 mph when she ran a pink mild and slammed into site visitors in Windsor Hills, killing six individuals, is being charged with homicide and will face a 90-year sentence, Los Angeles District Lawyer George Gascón mentioned Monday.
Nicole Linton, 37, has been charged with six counts of homicide and 5 counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, Gascón mentioned.
If convicted of all costs, she faces a possible sentence of 90 years to life in jail.
Linton was hospitalized after the crash, however was booked into jail over the weekend. She was initially being held on $2 million bail however that quantity was elevated to $9 million.
Authorities say Linton was dashing in a Mercedes when she ran a pink mild on the intersection of La Brea and Slauson avenues on Thursday. She slammed into a number of autos, and three of them had been engulfed by flames.
Linton is a touring nurse from Houston who was working within the Los Angeles space. Police are wanting into whether or not medication or alcohol performed a task within the crash.
On Monday, Gascón mentioned up to now police haven’t developed proof of alcohol use however they’re persevering with to analyze.
Among the many useless had been Asherey Ryan, who was greater than eight months pregnant, alongside along with her boyfriend Reynold Lester and their unborn child, named Armani Lester.
Asherey’s 11-month outdated son Alonzo Quintero was additionally killed. They had been heading to a prenatal physician’s appointment on the time of the crash.
“A younger household was destroyed within the blink of an eye fixed,” Gascón mentioned.
Gascón mentioned the six homicide costs embrace Asherey’s unborn little one, however the cost of manslaughter legally can not apply.
The daddy of Alonzo Quintero advised Eyewitness Information he desires to see justice for his son.
“The smile. He had a smile that might brighten up your day, it doesn’t matter what,” Luis Quintero mentioned, combating again tears. “He was stuffed with pleasure, very excited. I cherished when he gripped his fingers. When he would kick his legs from pleasure.”
“I need to see that justice is made. One thing for her, payback for what she’s executed. Perhaps then I can forgive her. However not now. She took my son away from me. And I’ll by no means see him.”
After hitting Asherey and Reynold’s automobile, Linton’s Mercedes then collided with a Nissan Altima and killed two girls inside, who haven’t been publicly recognized.
She additionally careened into an SUV carrying a household of seven. All of them incurred minor accidents. A number of different autos had been additionally struck.
Relations and group members gathered on the intersection Sunday to recollect the lives misplaced.
“She was such a gorgeous girl,” mentioned Jean Martin of Windsor Hills, who attended the vigil. ” she was a great mother. To her household, make sure to take the life and time you had and cherish that.”
A rising memorial of flowers, pictures and candles was positioned on the intersection in reminiscence of the victims.
Relations and group activists additionally referred to as for security enhancements on the intersection, which they are saying has seen different critical crashes.
A GoFundMe has been set as much as assist Asherey’s household with funeral bills.
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