A Galveston County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a suspect in connection to the death of a Galveston doctor’s hit-and-run incident.
The Galveston Doctor’s Death
Tuesday, the grand jury voted to indict a woman charged with evidence tampering in the hit-and-run death of popular island Galveston doctor Nancy Hughes. The indictment of Cianna Marie Mims, 19, of Seguin, follows the guilty plea Friday of her co-defendant, Logan Llewellyn, 21, of Seguin, who was convicted to seven years in prison on a charge of accident involving death.
The Incident Of The Crime
Hughes was riding her bicycle on the far east section of Seawall Boulevard at about 6:15 in the morning on March 18, when a Mercedes Benz SUV struck her, police said. the Galveston Doctor was seen by a passerby and declared dead at the scene. Charging documents allege Mims, who was dating Llewellyn at the time, encouraged him to flee and that she didn’t report the crash to the police. Mims also filed an insurance claim, asserting the car struck a deer in Tomball, according to the affidavit.
Llewellyn was arrested on March 20, after Mims’ parents, who own property on Bolivar Peninsula, contacted police to report their suspicions about the crash. Mims was with Llewellyn when he was arrested and informed police a bicyclist had been riding in the middle of the road without lights or reflectors and asserted the bicyclist had been at blame for not riding on the sidewalk, according to the affidavit.
Investigators have debated that, asserting Hughes’ bicycle was provided with all required safety lights and reflectors. The indictment indicates that the grand jurors found sufficient reason to allow the prosecution of the charge to proceed. Mims’ next court hearing in connection to Galveston Doctor’s death is fixed for March 20.
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