QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — The December trial for a Quincy woman charged with murder after a car crash that killed three children and an adult has been delayed to next year.
Natasha McBride, 36, briefly appeared in Adams County Circuit Court last week, according to The (Quincy) Herald-Whig.
McBride’s attorney Todd Nelson said they weren’t ready for a December trial. It has been placed on the March jury trial docket.
McBride faces four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 54-year-old Jenniffer Hendricks of Rushville and her three grandchildren 6-year-old Dakota Corrick, 4-year-old Archer Corrick and 1-year-old Ransom Corrick. The boys lived in Kirksville, Mo.
Authorities allege she ignored a traffic light in August while driving at a high rate of speed and hit a car driven by Hendricks’ husband, Stephen Hendricks. He was hospitalized with injuries.
McBride’s next court hearing was set for Feb. 17. She was being held on $5 million bond in the Adams County Jail.