Teen, mom jailed in hit-and-run death
Published 5:59 pm Monday, April 25, 2016
An East Brewton mother and daughter were arrested Friday morning in the February hit-and-run death of a W.S. Neal Middle School student.
Devon Spencer, 12, and a friend were walking to school from a neighboring apartment complex when family said the boys were hit from behind on Thurs., Feb. 11. The friend suffered minor injuries, while Spencer suffered significant head trauma and a host of other injuries. Spencer later died from his injuries at Sacred Heart Hospital’s trauma unit.
Escambia County District Attorney Steve Billy said Friday 17-year-old Donnavia Zandra Williams, a W.S. Neal student and driver of the vehicle, and her mother, Jennifer Lynn Moody Williams, were indicted Thursday by the Escambia County grand jury.
A four-count indictment charges Miss Williams with manslaughter, a Class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison; leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, failure to report an accident with injuries and assault II, each a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. She was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center, where she was released on a $150,000 bond.
Mrs. Williams is charged with failure to report an accident with injuries and was released on a $25,000 bond.