Trial could be delayed for Sherita Thomas, the woman charged with murder in the 2017 fatal hit and run of Stephanie Wagner, and bond conditions were slightly amended in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday.
Appearing with Thomas was defense attorney Leland Hulbert, who informed the court that with the recent election of a new Commonwealth’s Attorney, he was willing to delay trial—with Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Tressa Root agreeing it would allow Rick Boling time to prepare after taking office.
Circuit Judge Andrew Self advised Hulbert to get in touch with Boling and determine if he would like more time, saying they will continue proceedings until January 14 and plan accordingly from there.
Hulbert also requested that the bond condition that requires Thomas to take two drug tests a week be lifted, as she has had multiple negative tests since her release. Self did not lift the condition, but ruled that she would only have to take one per week and he’d be willing to consider additional changes if trial is postponed.
Thomas allegedly struck Wagner with the vehicle she was driving as Wagner was leaning against the back of a legally parked car on East Fourth Street in July 2017, 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.