By Walter Geiger
In an unexpected move during a bizarre hearing Sept. 14, suspected hit and run driver Bobbie Jo Sumner took the stand and shot down her own legal team’s motion to suppress statements she made to police after she was taken into custody on July 2, 2013.
Sumner is charged with first degree vehicular homicide, hit and run and four counts of making false statements in connection with the June 29, 2013 death of Gordon student Alexandra Noelle Desir. Desir was on her way to work at Huddle House from her GSC dorm when she was struck and killed while walking on Rose Avenue.
Auto parts left at the scene led authorities to search for a white Saturn Vue. Sumner owned a silver Saturn Vue. Officers Freddie Oates and Michael Rainer went to her Rogers Circle home on July 2, 2013 to inquire about the car. Sumner told them she had hit a deer and the car was in Griffin being repaired.
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