UPDATED at 11:55pm: Tomica bonded out of jail shortly before 11pm Monday evening. Scroll down to bottom of post for video report.
Pictured above in the large photo is 20 year-old Karlie Tomica as she was being booked into the Dade County Jail shortly after 4pm this afternoon. Less than 12 hours before police say she struck and killed Stefano Riccioletti at 18th Street and Collins Ave. on South Beach, leaving him to die in the street.(The smaller inset photo shows a much happier Tomica as pictured on her Twitter page.)
Thanks to a good Samaritan who followed Tomica after the crash, police later caught up with her at her apartment at 56th Street and Collins Ave. and arrested her.
Riccioletti, a 49 year-old father of two, was the executive chef at Terrazza at the Shore Club on South Beach.
Looking at her booking photo, it's obvious Tomica is distraught; but chances are she's not grieving for her victim. The self-described "Party Princess" is probably thinking only of herself and that life as she knew it is over for a very long time.
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Riccioletti's wife, also distraught, must now tell her two kids that their daddy won't be coming home tonight...or ever.
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Tonight, Tomica sits in jail, charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a death.
And when she beds down in her jail cell, perhaps it will finally start to sink in that her callous and cruel actions this morning destroyed more than just one life.