(This is an old photo of Marci Kitchen with her daughter Kiya Kitchen and Faith Tsarnas that was given to me for use on my blog)
The first last minute hearing was held this Monday and Kitchen was asked to surrender her passport to the court within 48 hours. She did.
Kitchen is charged with two counts. One of the victims in the complaint filed is her own daughter.
Joe Kitchen was in court today with friends.
Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads told Judge Christopher Wilson that "the People oppose the request for out of state travel to attend her partner's grandma's birthday party. " Ms. Eads said the People did not feel this reason "justified the risk of" jeopardizing Kitchen's future court appearances.
Despite objection, Judge Wilson granted the request for travel to Oregon.
In fact, he asked if attorneys could stipulate to out of state travel. If not, he would decide on a case by case basis. He also agreed to seal all her future travel records and itinerary.
Count 1 Vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence; Jane Doe # 1 and Jane Doe #2 with special allegation that she fled the scene and a second special allegation that she caused great bodily injury to Jane Doe #2.
Count 2 Driving Under the Influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury with special allegation of great bodily injury to Jane Doe #1. It is alleged in the complaint filed that the brain injury caused Jane Doe #1 to become comatose and suffer paralysis. Second special allegation that is alleged is that Kitchen caused great bodily injury or death to Jane Doe #2.
Marci Kitchen was not in court today. Her attorney can appear on her behalf for certain hearing since there is a waiver of personal appearance on file with the court.