Dallas County DA hopeful in securing re-indictment in hit and run case

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by SHON GABLES

WFAA

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 27 at 12:09 PM

DALLAS –– The Dallas County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday resubmitted the case of a Grand Prairie woman charged in the hit and run death of a 6-year-old boy to a grand jury. 

Tammy Lowe's two-count indictment in the death of John Paul Raidy was dropped after an alleged "oversight" by the district attorney. Even though Lowe's attorney does not have the right to to present her side of the story to the grand jury, a Dallas County judge ruled DA Craig Watkins can. 

On March 7, Lowe's counsel filed a motion claiming the district attorney's office violated an agreement that would have allowed them to prepare and present a packet on Lowe's behalf for consideration by the grand jury. 

Apparently, both Lowe's attorney and the assistant DA agreed orally to a 30 day waiting period before the case would be submitted to a grand jury. However, it convened before that time and Lowe was indicted. 

Lowe, 53, is accused of running a red light on Jan. 24 and killing six-year-old John Raidy as he crossed the street. Police say Lowe fled in her 2008 black Toyota Yaris, which was seized as evidence. She surrendered to Grand Prairie police five days after the accident amid an intense, emotional search. 

She was indicted, but those two counts were thrown out. The district attorney's office is hopeful it can secure a re-indictment, said spokeswoman Debbie Denmon. Raidy's mother Lauren Raidy, who was by her son's side when he was struck and killed, told News 8 in February that she's confident justice will be served in the case.

Lowe's attorney Cameron Gray says his client will plead not guilty if she is again indicted. Gray said he has information regarding why Lowe left the scene of the crash, but declined to reveal those details before the trial.

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