Woman accused in deadly hit and run to remain behind bars

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A woman accused in a deadly hit and run will not have to stay behind bars while she awaits trial.

Police say back in January, 29-year-old Sara Casados was driving near Louisiana and Constitution when she rammed into the back of another car. The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office says missing evidence and a court backlog are the reasons why it took nearly a year to indict a woman accused of killing a doctor.

The Albuquerque doctor, 51-year-old Teodora Konstan-Ti-Nova, was killed and police say Casados took off.

Monday in court, Casados pleaded not guilty.

The judge released her under supervision of pre-trial services.

She’s facing 12 years in prison for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. A trial date has not been set.

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