A man who allegedly caused a car accident that killed a 50-year-old woman while high on PCP was offered a plea deal.
Timothy Johnson, charged with second-degree murder, would plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter and felony assault if he accepted the plea deal for the accident, which killed Kim Moore and injured four others. In exchange for his guilty plea, Johnson would serve 86 months in prison.
A deadline for indicting Johnson on the murder charge tolls on July 31, but was extended as the two sides discuss the deal.
Johnson would plead guilty with what is known as an Alford plea. This is done in situations where a defendant acknowledges the government may have enough evidence to convict them, but the defendant will not agree to the facts involved. The reason Johnson would be unable to plead guilty based on the facts the government has against him was because he was under the influence of PCP at the time of the crash.
According to police, on the afternoon of Oct. 29, 2016 Johnson was driving at a high rate of speed when he crossed over the yellow lane and struck a Honda Civic, being driven by Moore. Johnson’s car struck another car, flipped onto it’s roof, and struck a pole. Johnson fled the scene. Moore’s car struck two parked cars and came to rest in the middle of the lane. Moore died at the hospital, and four other injured people recovered from their injuries.