Public defender to re-file motion to have aggravated driving under influence count against McBride dismissed

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Natasha McBride | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail

QUINCY — A hearing has been set for 3 p.m. March 18 to determine whether a charge of aggravated driving under the influence filed against Natasha L. McBride should be dismissed.

McBride faces four counts of murder in connection to the Aug. 14, 2020, deaths of Jenniffer Hendricks, 54, of Rushville, and Dakota Corrick, 6, Archer Corrick, 4, and Ransom Corrick, 21 months. The Corrick boys were Hendricks’ grandchildren. They lived in Kirksville, Mo.

McBride allegedly ignored a traffic light at Fourth and Broadway while driving at a high rate of speed, causing the crash. She also faces four counts of reckless homicide, four counts of driving on a revoked license and four courts of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. A 17th count, aggravated driving under the influence, was added to McBride’s charges on Jan. 11.

Public Defender Todd Nelson filed a motion on Feb. 14 to have the aggravated driving under the influence count dismissed.

Josh Jones, lead trial attorney for the Adams County State’s Attorney’s office, told Judge Amy Lannerd at the beginning of Monday’s motion hearing in Adams County Circuit Court that he was “prepared to be heard” on the motion. However, Nelson informed Lannerd that he was not and would be filing an amended motion.

“As I was preparing for today’s hearing, reviewing some of the case law and some other issues, I determined that I need to make some revisions to the motion,” he said.

Lannerd asked Nelson how long he needed revise the motion, and he said at least two weeks.

McBride is set to return to court March 15 for a status hearing. The case remains on the April jury trial docket.  

She continues to be held in the Adams County Jail on $5 million bond. 

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