The trial of 18-year-old Monica Knight of Halifax was scheduled to begin this Tuesday, but has been postponed.
Knight’s next appearance in Plymouth District Court will be on December 4th for a defense motion to dismiss the charges leveled against her in connection with the March 2012 head-on crash in which she was driving a car that was involved in an accident that left one of her classmates, Eva Lipton, in a coma, and which also seriously injured two of her friends.
Judge Rosemary Minehan will be hearing any offers of disposition against Knight on charges of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, being a junior operator with a passenger under 18 restriction, failure to wear a seat belt and possession of a Class D substance. If an offer of disposition is filed, Minehan will also give the families of the victims a chance to deliver victim impact statements. Her trial is scheduled to start January 13th if there is no offer of disposition.
Knight, a 2013 Silver Lake Regional High School graduate, is now spending 90 days at MCI-Framingham after her bail was revoked October 17th when she tested positive for Oxycodone and failed to appear in court as required. If no offer of disposition is made, Knight’s trial will start on January 13th.