Sunday, November 30, 2014

Defense team scores win in fatal KinderCare hit-and-run case

4 Year Old Lily Quintus was killed when an OUT-OF-CONTROL TOYOTA SOLARA struck her Day Care....


Posted: 4:48 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Defense team scores win in fatal KinderCare hit-and-run case


Robert Corchado court appearance  photo
Robert Corchado court appearance
Channel 9 learned on Friday that a man accused in a hit-and-run crash that caused another vehicle to slam into a Winter Park day care, killing a 4-year-old girl inside, has won a legal battle in the case.

Robert Corchado is behind bars without bond, facing several felony charges related to the case.

Chanel 9's Jeff Deal found some evidence against him, however, won't be allowed at trial.

State troopers said Corchado caused the April crash that sent another car into the KinderCare on Goldenrod Road.

Lily Quintas, who was inside at that time of the crash, died from her injuries.

This week, Corchado's defense team got a victory with a court ruling that keeps evidence from a prior crash out of the case.

In December, Corchado was arrested in a similar crash near a day care in Seminole County.

Investigators found a large amount of drugs and cash in the car.
Prosecutors hoped to present evidence from that crash in the KinderCare hit-and-run trial.

"The state has to show Corchado knew there was either death or injury involved in the accident," said WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer

The state argued the prior crash could help show that.

Even though the crashes may sound similar, Sheaffer said the court decided the other case really wouldn't help show either way whether Corchado knew there were injuries or death when he allegedly left the scene.