The trial for a woman charged with manslaughter after a car accident that left a Sterling teenager dead has been pushed back to next year.
Mykha Slater, 17, died in November 2016 after a car driven by 34-year-old Johnna Angelton of Kasilof went into the ditch along Kalifornsky Beach Road. Slater, a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead on scene while Angleton and her other passenger were taken to Central Peninsula Hospital.
This June, Angleton was charged with manslaughter and negligent homicide in relation to the case as well as assault in the first degree, assault in the third degree, driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test. She was arraigned in June and held in custody until released on bail in August, according to Courtview.
Her omnibus hearing, which took place Monday in Kenai Superior Court, was continued until Jan. 22, 2018. The original trial date, scheduled for Dec. 13, was pushed back to Feb. 1, 2018.
Manslaughter and first-degree assault causing serious injury with a weapon are class A felonies in Alaska, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Criminally negligent homicide is a class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
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