Sherita Thomas, the woman charged in a vehicular hit and run fatality that killed Stephanie Wagner in July 2017, is facing a wrongful death civil case along with her murder case.
Attorney Mark Burnam represents Wagner’s family and came before Circuit Judge Andrew Self Wednesday to request he be given copies of the evidence in the criminal case so he can move forward with the civil case. He says there’s not much insurance money for Wagner’s four children and he is looking to see if there was a third party that provided Thomas with the items to become inebriated the night the incident occurred.
Thomas’ defense attorney Leland Hulbert objected to copies being made of evidence, so Circuit Judge Andrew Self ruled that Burnam could examine the evidence without receiving his own copy.
Thomas allegedly struck Wagner as she was leaning against the back of a legally parked car on East Fourth Street, and then fled the scene before hiding her truck in a garage. She was located later allegedly extremely under the influence.
Thomas is charged with murder, tampering with evidence, fourth offense DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.