MELBOURNE, Fla. - A judge has acquitted a Melbourne doctor of leaving the scene of a fatal 2016 crash, vacating a jury's guilty verdict in the case, according to TCPalm.com.
Angela Shelton, 47, medical director of Ideal Image in Viera, was cleared Thursday by Circuit Judge Cynthia Cox, according to court records.
TCPalm reported that Assistant State Attorney Brian Workman, who prosecuted the case, has filed a notice to appeal.
"I'm confident that six jurors who heard all the evidence in the case felt that beyond a reasonable doubt, the evidence did prove all the elements of the case," Workman told News 6.
Shelton struck and killed Nick Kenesky, 33, of Sebastian, as he walked home from work in the dark in April 2016, along County Road 512 near Interstate 95. One of her side mirrors was knocked off, and she knew she hit something but thought it was a road sign, according to tapes of interviews with Florida Highway Patrol played during her trial, TCPalm reported.
Shelton, who lived in Sebastian at the time, drove home and did not call 911.
Shelton was arrested Feb. 2, 2017, on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash. A jury found Shelton guilty after about an hour of deliberations.
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