Killer driver Nicole Linton's lawyer says she DOES NOT have history of dangerous driving, despite reports she was involved in 13 incidents
Nicole Lorraine Linton is held without bail in connection with murder charges from the crash that happened on August 4
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Nicole Linton, a nurse, is suspected of causing a ghastly crash that killed six people after she illegally crossed through a red light in Los Angeles on August 4. Her attorneys claimed that she does not have a dangerous driving history in court on Monday, August 15.
Nicole is held without bail in connection with murder charges. She was set to have a hearing regarding her bail on Monday. However, her attorneys asked the judge to postpone it until the end of August.
According to DailyMail, Reports suggest that Nicole had at least 13 cases of previous crashes, which include a 2020 injury accident that totaled two cars. She claims she was well aware of her driving behavior. However, Linton's attorneys denied these claims during the hearing. "It's been reported extensively and it's not true," Halim Dhanidina said in court. "Our initial investigation has demonstrated that that allegation that's been bandied about in the media is patently false," added Dhanidina in his statement.
Linton did not appear in court for her hearing on Monday. However, Judge Victoria B. Wilson ordered that she should appear in person for the next bail review hearing, which will occur on August 31. Linton is charged with six counts of murder and five counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, and one murder charge was filed for the pregnant woman's unborn child. Prosecutors claimed during the hearing that Linton's Mercedes-Benz was going at a speed of 90 mph during the incident, and it ran a red light and crashed into cars in a crowded intersection. The terrifying crash took the lives of 23-year-old Ashley Ryan, her 11-month-old son Alonzo Quintero and her boyfriend, Reynold Lester, Sha'seana Kerr, Lynette Noble, 38, and Nathesia Lewis, 42.
In court last week, Linton's lawyer, Halim Dhanidina, said his client has an out-of-state history of "profound mental health issues that can connect to the crash" but didn't specify the exact matters she has been facing. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón said last week that Linton might face life in prison if convicted on all charges. Linton, now an ICU nurse, claims to have a history of threatening suicide due to various relationship break-ups. She suffered from mental health troubles after her lover, Germaine Mason, died in 2017. She planned on marrying Mason, a close friend to Usain Bolt and an Olympic silver medalist before he was killed in a motorcycle crash.