Brandy escapes charges for fatal car crash over insufficient evidence

December 29th, 2007 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Grammy Award winning singer Brandy will not face a misdemeanour vehicular manslaughter charge for her Dec 2006 car crash that resulted in a 38-year-old womans death.

Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office released a statement saying that they decided not to proceed with the case after an investigation found insufficient evidence that the singer was responsible.

“After conducting a thorough investigation, which included consulting with some of the top accident reconstruction experts in the country, city prosecutors concluded there was insufficient evidence from which a jury could find Ms. Norwood guilty of such a charge beyond a reasonable doubt,” E! Online quoted the prosecutors, as saying.

Norwoods lawyer, Blair Berk, said that the singer was grateful for the prosecutors’ decision.

We are extremely pleased that after a more thorough and extensive investigation by the authorities, the Los Angeles City Attorney has determined that Brandy Norwood should not be charged with any crime whatsoever relating to the traffic accident,” Berk said.

These past 12 months have been extraordinarily hard for Brandy and her family, who were unfairly forced to live under a cloud of suspicion initially caused by an ill-advised and premature press release sent out by the California Highway Patrol, accusing Brandy of wrongdoing before the police investigation was even finished,” she added.

The 28-year-old singer could have faced up to one year in jail and a 1,000 dollars fine if charged and convicted of vehicular manslaughter. (ANI)

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