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MARIETTA: Bond denied for hit-and-run suspects
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MARIETTA: Bond denied for hit-and-run suspects

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Smyrna man and a Marietta woman accused in a deadly hit-and-run accident have both been denied bond.

Brandon M. Weston and Pamela K. Rice made their first court appearances Wednesday.

Both have been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of 31-year-old Emanuel R. Mitchell of Norcross.

According to Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce, Mitchell's motorcycle was southbound on Interstate 75 on Aug. 20 when witnesses said the driver of the silver Porsche abruptly changed lanes to the left, colliding with the motorcycle near the ramp to Windy Hill Road. 

Mitchell was ejected from the motorcycle and struck by a Mazda 3. The Mazda driver was identified as 23-year-old Sonni Smith of Atlanta. She was neither injured nor expected to face charges.

Mitchell died on the scene.

Witnesses said the Porsche drove away. Sgt. Pierce said the car was later discovered at a body shop in Alabaster, Ala. and reported to police after someone found news stories about the accident online. 

In addition to the homicide charge, 32-year-old Weston, has been charged with Hit and Run, Failure to Maintain Lane, No Insurance, Failure to Register Vehicle, and Tampering with Evidence.

Rice, 41, has been charged with Vehicular Homicide, Being a Party to the Crime of Hit and Run, and Tampering with Evidence.

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