Karlie Tomica's Lawyers Try to Get Judge Thrown Off Party Princess Hit-and-Run Case
"In life you make choices, and you clearly made choices that night," Llorens told Tomica during a mid-February court appearance. "You made choices to drink. It's indicated that your levels were beyond anything ordinary."
Defense attorneys claim the judge made that statement without hearing evidence or testimony. However, Tomica's blood alcohol results had come back at three times the legal limit.
Tomica is accused of hitting and killing Stefano Riccioletti, an executive chef at the Shore Club, on Collins Avenue January 29 and then leaving the scene.
"Of all the rights guaranteed by the due process clause, there is none more fundamental than the rights to an impartial judge," reads the motion, according to WSVN.
Judge Llorens must now either recuse herself from the case or deny the motion. If she denies the motion, Tomica would have the right to appeal.
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