Woman denied bail after being charged with killing bride in crash on wedding day
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The woman charged with killing a bride on her wedding day has been denied bail.
Samantha Miller, 34, was killed in the crash on 28 April with her groom, Aric Hutchinson, 36, left seriously injured and widowed – just hours after tying the knot.
The 25-year-old was driving with a blood-alcohol content at over three times the legal limit at 0.261.
Accused of driving her Toyota Camry at over twice the speed limit down the quiet beach road, Komoroski has been held without bail since the tragic wreck.
As reported by Live 5 News, the bride’s mother, Lisa Miller, told the court that the woman doesn’t deserve to be released and said: “She didn’t just kill my child. She killed all of us."
Komoroski appeared in Charleston County Detention Center via video and burst into tears when the judge denied releasing her on bond.
The golf cart the Coastal Carolina University graduate allegedly smashed into carried the bride and groom plus two relatives.
She was allegedly belligerent at the scene of the crash, telling the police officers: “I did nothing wrong.”
Earlier in the night, the groom alleges the woman drank ‘copious amounts of alcohol’ while out bar-hopping with her mates.
Komoroski’s attorneys argued she should be released on a $100,000 bond and directly admitted to a substance abuse rehab program before being released to her mother’s supervision.
In an unsuccessful argument for her release, they said she has no criminal history and doesn’t pose danger to the community.
Defence attorney Chris Gramiccioni said in a statement: “We appreciate the court’s decision to release Jamie on bond in March 2024 if the State is not ready for trial, but we nonetheless believe that she has met the legal criteria for release today.”
If the case isn’t at trial by then, Jude Michael Nettle’s said he would order the former waitress’ release to house arrest on a $150,000 surety bond.
After delivering his decision on Tuesday 1 August, Jude Michael Nettles said: “This is certainly a very tragic situation for all concerned.”
Komoroski has been locked up in the county jail charged with three counts of driving under the influence causing death or great bodily injury and reckless vehicular homicide.
Moments before she allegedly rammed into the couple’s golf cart home from their fairytale beachside wedding, Miller told her new husband she wanted the ‘night to last forever’.