Documents: Fatal van crash suspect didn't feel 'so bad'
The 18-year-old driver charged with killing a woman in Hempstead Tuesday says she didn?t ?feel so bad? because the victim was old, according to court documents.
Police say Kayla Gerdes was high on painkillers when she crashed a van into a house in Hempstead, killing Rebecca Twine-Wright, who was gardening in her front yard.
According to the documents, Gerdes made the following statement 16 hours after her arrest:
"The thing that made me not feel so bad was she was old. I mean, 70 years is a long time to live. I want to see a newspaper or the news to see what I look like.?
She pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter and was ordered held on $200,000 bond.
AP contributed to this story.