Trial continued for woman accused of felony vehicular homicide

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 6:30 AM

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The trial for a woman accused of a Class-B felony and operating a vehicle while intoxicated was continued on Sept. 4, according to court documents.

Miranda Lalla is accused of felony vehicular homicide resulting in the death of Pamela Gross on June 18. According to the police complaint, Lalla took a portable breath test after the alleged incident, which resulted in a 0.093 blood-alcohol level, above the legal limit of 0.08.

Lalla waived her right to a speedy trial in 90 days resulting in the continuance, which was not opposed by the state.

Lalla previously requested a change of venue and attorney, according to a letter obtained by The Daily Iowan.

“I do not want anyone or anything involved in my case having anything to do with the surrounding area,” Lalla wrote in the letter, but 6th District judge Douglas Russell later denied her requests.

Lalla’s pretrial conference is now scheduled for Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. and trial to follow on Nov. 6 at 9 a.m.

—by Brent Griffiths

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