Plymouth: Knight case again continued in district court

Monica Knight, the 19-year-old Halifax woman charged with several violations resulting from a 2012 car crash, returned to court Thursday. Her attorney and the prosecutor agreed to continue the case again to March 20th.

The BMW3 Knight drove the morning of March 30th, 2012, collided with a school bus in the opposite lane. Her three passengers, all fellow Silver Lake High School students, were seriously injured. One remains in a coma.

Knight’s attorney, Sheila Curran, filed a motion to dismiss the district court charges because a new law would have Knight tried as a juvenile. She was 17 years old the date of the crash. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court has before it a case challenging that law, potentially making Curran’s motion moot. Because the court has not yet heard that test case, Curran and assistant district attorney Josh Gedraitis agreed to further continue the hearing.

Curran filed a second motion to dismiss because of destruction of evidence. The car Knight drove was destroyed by the insurance company. Curran claims a defect in that model’s sub-frame could have caused the crash. No date has been set to hear that motion.

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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.