Florida Daycare Crash Suspect To Remain In JailBy: Toni Matthews-El - April 11, 2014
Robert Corchado is expected to remain in jail until at least Monday while a judge decides whether or not he is a flight risk.
The 28-year-old was arrested after turning himself in on Thursday following a statewide manhunt.
Corchado is thought to have been the driver of the SUV which hit a convertible. Shortly after the impact, the car was sent plowing into the side of the KinderCare daycare center in Winter Park, Florida.
After the crash occurred, Corchado is said to have fled the scene of the accident.
Corchado was initially held on a $100,000 bond following his arrest. Prosecutor Austin Price is now trying to persuade Circuit Judge Jerry Brewer that the suspect should not be released from jail under any circumstances.
Said Price, “I have a witness here, a trooper, who can testify that he is a flight risk.” He added that he had it on “good authority that this defendant, is planning, once he posts bond, to leave the country.”
Corchado’s public defender Jon de Armas requested that the original $100,000 bond agreement remain in place.
The judge stated that should Corchado be released, he is absolutely prohibited from being behind the wheel of a car. This is an amazing optimistic stipulation to make when the man’s previous legal track record is taken into consideration
Corchado was actually out on a $10,000 bond when this accident occurred, and one of the recent charges includes having fled the scene of a prior accident.
Needless to say, Corchado’s legal history lends little faith to his ability to obey the law or respect the court’s orders.
The fatal accident resulted in over a dozen injures and the death of 4-year-old Lily Quintus dead. At least one child remains in critical condition on Friday.
Corchado has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. With the aggressive nature of the prosecution at this pre-trial stage, it’s likely he could be facing serious jail time.
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