|Karlie Tomica in court Friday with attorney |
Mark Shapiro, right.
Karlie Tomica, the self-described South Beach 'party princess' who has been charged in the violent hit-and-run death of a hotel executive chef last month, was in court this morning with her attorney, Mark Shapiro.
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The Miami Herald's David Ovalle reports that, "prosecutors...formally charged a 20-year South Beach bartender with DUI manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of hotel executive chef [Stefano Riccioletti."]
Circuit Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens, citing the extraordinary facts and Tomica’s alleged underage drinking, raised her bail to $77,000. Tomica was re-booked into jail, and will likely be released later Friday.Read Ovalle's full story by clicking here.
The impact was so violent that her car was severely damaged, covered in skull fragments and brain matter, prosecutor Warren Eth told the judge Friday. A nearby street barricade “was painted in blood,” he said.
Tomica refused to stop, instead driving several miles to her 17th-floor condo even as a good Samaritan followed and tried to get her to stop. Police arrested her at the condo.
She refused to take a breathalyzer test at the scene, Eth said, and she later fell asleep on a chair at the Miami Beach police station, snoring loudly. In her purse, detectives found another woman’s drivers license they believe Tomica used to buy liquor.