Raleigh woman indicted on murder charge in Jan. auto death
Posted June 26, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A Wake County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Raleigh woman on a second-degree murder charge in the DWI-related death of a Bailey woman killed nearly five months ago.
Lydia Marie Mills, 29, of 4104 Labrador Drive in Raleigh, was driving near her home around 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 30 when, authorities say, she lost control of her SUV, hit a tree and landed in a ditch.
Her passenger, Amanda Brooke Massengill, died in the crash, and investigators initially charged Mills with felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired.
The grand jury also indicted Mills on the DWI charge as well as a felony hit-and-run charge.
Wake County Assistant District Attorney Jason Waller said Wednesday that evidence in the case warranted the second-degree murder charge.