Posted: Dec 10, 2012 5:41 PM by Associated Press
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a Palmdale man with murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl for allegedly leading sheriff's deputies in a high-speed chase that ended with a crash into a car carrying the child.
Forty-five-year-old Marvin Travon Hicks pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to murder and one other felony, evading an officer causing injury. A judge set his bail at $1.1 million and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 19.
The district attorney's office says Hicks drove at speeds up to 100 mph as he tried to flee deputies last Thursday. Two-year-old Madison Faye Ruano was killed in the ensuing collision and her mother, Tina Marie Ruano, was seriously injured.
Hicks faces up to life in prison if convicted.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties