Attorneys for the nurse who prompted the Windsor Hills crash denied on Monday that her consumer had an intensive historical past of automobile accidents.
“This has been extensively reported and isn’t true,” mentioned Haleem Dhanidina, who represents Nicole Loren Linton, a journey nurse who labored at Kaiser Permanente’s West Los Angeles Medical Heart earlier than the accident on August 4. Was getting it completed.
“Our preliminary investigation has proven that the allegations made within the media are clearly false,” Dhanidina mentioned of the declare that Linton was concerned in 13 different accidents previous to the Windsor Hills one.
Linton’s bail listening to was to happen on Monday, however his legal professionals requested a decide to adjourn it for 2 extra weeks in order that he might proceed the investigation and preparations.
Linton is presently being held with out bail on the Century Regional Detention Heart and didn’t seem in court docket for a short listening to on Monday.
“All issues thought-about, she is making an attempt to maintain her chin up and eagerly awaits additional settlement in court docket,” Dhanidina instructed The Occasions exterior the courtroom.
Linton has been charged with six counts of homicide within the accident and 5 counts of manslaughter. He’s accused of driving his Mercedes-Benz from La Brea Avenue towards Slawson Avenue at about 90 mph after which ramming into a number of vehicles, setting them on fireplace.
5 folks, together with a pregnant lady, died. Prosecutors charged Linton with homicide for the loss of life of the unborn baby.
The accident was captured in surveillance video.
Ashray Ryan, 23, was killed alongside together with her boyfriend, Reynold Lester, her 11-month-old baby, Alonzo Quintero, and her unborn baby. Two girls in one other automobile, Nuthesia Lewis, 42, and Lynette Noble, 38, had been additionally killed.
The Occasions was capable of finding data of at the least two accidents wherein Linton had beforehand been concerned. In 2013, she didn’t speed up to a inexperienced gentle in Laredo, Texas and completed behind, in response to Texas Division of Transportation information. The identical factor occurred in Houston in 2016. He was not at fault in any of these accidents.
She is due again in court docket on August 31.