Charges Filed Against Woman In Delaware County Hit-Skip That Killed Teacher


UPDATED: Friday November 15, 2013 5:21 PM

Authorities have charged a woman in connection with the death of a teacher in Delaware County.

Mary Paul, 36, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and failure to stop.

Paul is accused of hitting a bicyclist with her car and fleeing the scene.

Bob Lennon, a teacher at St. Francis DeSales, was struck and killed in September while riding on Miller Paul Road in Galena in Delaware County.

A Licking County prosecutor Ken Oswalt has been assigned to look into the case.

The charges carry a maximum punishment of six years, if Paul is found guilty.

In a news conference Friday afternoon, officials said there was not enough evidence to charge anyone else in connection to the crime.

Mary Paul's attorney says his client has chosen to waive her right to have the matter presented to a grand jury and will plead guilty to the charges.

The attorney, Michael Hoague, released the following statement on behalf of Paul: "Words alone are simply inadequate to describe the depth of grief and sadness my client feels for having been responsible for accidently causing Mr. Lennon's death."

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