OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The elderly woman charged in a deadly hit & run accident went before a judge on Tuesday morning.
80-year-old Helen Fettes pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to stop after an accident and tampering with evidence charges.
The Olmsted Falls grandmother is accused of hitting 13-year-old Charles Kho with her vehicle in the area of Cook Road on October 17th. Kho was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center. He died the next day, on his birthday.
Multiple sources tell us investigators took DNA from the car matching it with Charlie and police also took DNA from the steering wheel, trying to show only Fettes had been driving.
Police were tipped off to the car involved in the hit and run after the car was brought into a Ganley Body Shop for repair and the woman wanted to pay for the damages herself. The receptionist knew something was not quite right, and contacted police.
Fettes faces a maximum of 10 ½ years in prison. Her bond was set at $10K.