New trial date for Carly Rousso
By Beth Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org January 16, 2013 6:08PM
Updated: February 19, 2013 1:56PM
The Highland Park woman accused of running over a kindergarten student was given a new trial date Wednesday.
Carly Rousso, 18, is charged with aggravated DUI for the Labor Day accident in which Jacklyn Santos, 5, died. Rousso is alleged to have been under the influence of “huffing” agent difluoreothane when she allegedly ran the Highland Park child over with her car in the city’s downtown. The Highland Park woman accused of running over a kindergarten student was given a new trial date Wednesday.
Rousso’s attorney Doug Zeit said Wednesday that there was a “substantial amount” of evidence and information to go through. He asked Lake County Circuit Court Judge James Booras to strike Rousso’s Feb. 1 trial date.
A new trial for April 19 was scheduled instead.
Rousso has pleaded not guilty to the charges that could land her in prison for 14 years.
Jacklyn’s family has filed a civil lawsuit seeking damages in excess of $50,000 against Rousso. That suit is still pending.
Rousso is due back in court April 10. She remains free from custody on 10 percent of a $500,000 bond.