Verdict handed down in Grady Co. vehicular homicide trial

Verdict handed down in Grady Co. vehicular homicide trial

CAIRO, Ga. (WALB) - A verdict was handed down Wednesday for a woman charged in a July 2016 vehicular homicide case.

Robin O’Neil-Wann, 51, was found guilty on all four charges in connection to the death of Makeacha Butler, 43.

O’Neil-Wann was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of reckless driving.

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According to officials with the Grady County Court, O’Neil-Wann had been out socializing with friends at two bars in Tallahassee, Florida when she left her friends and drove up US 319 N (Thomasville Road) into Grady County around 1:30 a.m. on July 21, 2016.

O’Neil-Wann drove at least 15 miles going north in the southbound lanes of US 319, causing many vehicles to dodge her to avoid head-on collisions, officials said in a press release.

Ultimately, O’Neil-Wann crashed her vehicle head-on into Butler’s vehicle and she was pronounced dead at the scene, court officials said.

O’Neil-Wann was sentenced to serve 15 years in a state prison for the vehicular homicide charge.

“Ms. Butler’s family are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope disposition of this case will bring some measure of closure for them,” said Chief Assistant District Attorney Mike Bankston.

Butler is survived by four children and her mother.

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