Trial set for July: Another ped gets whacked on Phoenix SIDEWALK

[UPDATE… inching toward trial,  04/22/2015 minute notes  “IT IS ORDERED setting this matter for firm trial on 8/10/2015”]

[UPDATE mid-March (2014) “IT IS ORDERED setting this matter for firm trial on 7/16/2014”. Oh, a FIRM trial date! At some point it slipped again; as of this writing, 10/31/2014 is set for an evidentiary hearing ]

[UPDATE early-Feb ’14: obviously more delays… now shows dates out to March 2014, and now not showing any trial dates. A case minute popped up 2/6 a Complex Case Mgmt Conf]

[The defendant got and plead resp for a windshield violation(?weird. 28-957.01 Windshield Required. One wonders if this was a pretextual stop?) 7/30/2013 in Scottsdale muni TR-2013019785. Not a moving violation]

[UPDATE late Nov; trial scheduled to begin 11/26. Interestingly/oddly there are very few case minutes… i wonder what that means? There continues to be no case activity, no minutes, no nothing,  posted as of 12/5]

[UPDATE June 25 — the suspect has been re-arrested The fresh case number is CR2013-002591. Charges seem to be manslaughter plus hit-and-run w/death. Case minute entries. Trial is set for late Nov 2013. Attorneys are listed as State Of Arizona – Edward Paine; and defense is Jocquese Blackwell ]

[ UPDATE in a 5/23/2013 story, charges were dropped at request of prosecutors pending further evidence collection.  The owner of the vehicle isn’t cooperating with police. ]

[ UPDATE March 21, 2013: the owner of the 1984 bright red Alfa Romeo was subsequently arrested;
 Arrest made in fatal hit-run; woman was struck while walking on sidewalk:  “Phoenix police said Thursday that they arrested Christopher Wakefield Chevalier in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash earlier this month. Chevalier, 45, is facing charges of manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of a fatal collision…”  “Witnesses told authorities that they saw the vehicle drive up on the sidewalk multiple times around the area where Anna Blaze was struck” ]

[ Updates 3/22/2013 the AP is reporting the car “was cleaned and had its broken windshield removed before police impounded it. Court records released Friday show that the windshield to the red 1984 Alfa Romeo two-door convertible was later found in the garbage at the Phoenix home of 46-year-old Christopher Wakefield Chevalier” ]

Woman walking on the sidewalk in broad daylight killed by a hit-and-runner, Sunday March 3, 2013. I say ‘another’ because it was only about a week ago another unforunate soul was hit just standin-on-the-corner; fortunately she wasn’t killed.  Seriously, how often does this happen?

The suspect vehicle, 1984 Red Alfa Romeo convertible, is highly unusual. According to the 12 News (video) report, the owner turned himself in the following day, says he didn’t do it, and the vehicle was in his garage after the incident (and apparently he has no idea who the driver might have been?)

The news report, or police, or both have not identified the owner.

Mon Mar 4, 2013 8:58 PM
Authorities identified the woman who died after a hit-and-run collision Sunday as Anna Blaze. The 41-year-old died Monday morning…. Around 5 p.m., Blaze and her friend were walking on the sidewalk near the intersection of 11th Street and Northern Avenue. A red, late 1970s model Fiat convertible came up on the sidewalk and struck her, said Sgt. Trent Crump. The car continued to drive east toward 12th Street without stopping, he said… The owner of the Fiat came forward Monday, and detectives were examining the vehicle

3 thoughts on “Trial set for July: Another ped gets whacked on Phoenix SIDEWALK”

  1. “Phoenix police identified a 20-year-old man who died Thursday after he was hit by a driver while crossing the street [in an unmarked crosswalk]. The driver is not expected to receive any charges, Phoenix police said Friday… The [driver] remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. Officers did not find evidence of impairment and she was not speeding.”

  2. Derek,
    Sigh; Can you figure out where that is?
    The news story said “near 27th and Bethany Home” (i.e. definitely not AT that intersection; which has signals and marked crosswalks as you would expect). But unmarked crosswalks only, by definition, exist at intersections.
    I looked a little at google street view but couldn’t figure it out… the pic in the newspaper shows what appears to be a 2 story apt complex in the background.

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