A trial was recently set for a woman who is charged with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle after she killed a bicyclist on July 28, 2012.
According to reports, 19-year-old PaKou Xiong will go to trial in July after she pleaded not guilty to her charge in Outagamie County Court on April 15. Xiong is facing these charges after police discovered she was texting and driving when she struck bicyclist James C. Weiss. The bicyclist died of serious injuries on August 6.
A three-day trial was set by Judge Gregory Gill that will start on July 9. If convicted, Xiong could face up to 10 years of imprisonment and $25,000 in fines.
As illustrated by this tragic incident, texting and driving is a particularly dangerous activity that can result in the serious harm or death of innocent people. If you or a loved one has been victimized by such negligent driving, call 800-242-2874 to speak with the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®.