published Monday, September 9th, 2013

Woman has charges added in connection to St. Elmo man’s death

A Trenton, Ga. woman accused of hitting and killing a man who was riding a moped in December was booked into the Hamilton County Jail Monday after more charges were added.

Betty Jean Mundy, 54, faces charges of reckless aggravated assault, failure to maintain lane, driving under the influence, vehicular homicide and following too closely. Mundy was indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury.

Mundy was initially charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death shortly after 56-year-old David Bruce was killed in Decemeber 2012.

Bruce died at the scene in the 4400 block of St. Elmo Avenue. Pieces of his hair were found in Mundy’s 2010 white Nissan Murano. Mundy did not stop but continued.

She reportedly struck another vehicle at 3812 Tennessee Avenue before her vehicle came to a rest. She told police that she had taken Xanax and muscle relaxers before she struck Bruce. Police found pills in her purse.

As of Monday afternoon, Mundy had already posted a $60,000 bond. Her next court date is set for Friday before Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman.

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