David Jones pleaded not guilty to second degree murder in the killing of Carolyn Ellis, while allegedly driving under the influence.
Jones, 36, has been undergoing drug and alcohol treatment while the case against him continues. Jones has three prior felony convictions, and if convicted for the second-degree murder and reckless driving charges, he will be eligible for up to 30 years in prison.
On Feb. 6, Ellis, 65, and another pedestrian were crossing the street when a black car sped around the corner and struck Ellis.
Ellis was found unconscious, and transported to a nearby hospital where she died due to major head trauma. Officers later located a visibly intoxicated Jones stumbling around 14th street.
A status hearing was scheduled for Dec. 12 at 9:30 am.