Suspect who hit teacher appears in court; family members feud

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 5 at 11:51 PM

(WHAS11) – Natalie Miller, 30, appeared in court Thursday morning for the first time. She is accused of crashing into Charlestown High School teacher Nicole Morrison on Tuesday as she walked outside of the school.

Police said Miller admitted to smoking marijuana and taking prescription pills before the accident. Miller’s family showed up to court to support her.

“There's only been one story that's been told and it’s all bad. I just want everybody to know that there are good things about everyone and my daughter is one of them," Tillie Lane, Natalie’s mother, said.

Morrison is in a medically induced coma and recovering from a fractured skull at University Hospital. Her family also showed up to court and her aunt and Lane got into an argument in the hallway.

“You don't mix all this stuff and get behind a 6,000 pound car! You don't do it. It could have been a whole bunch of kids instead of my niece," Morrison’s aunt said.

“Anything that happens to one person trickles down to everyone in the family. We’re going to stick by our daughter. She did wrong and we know that,” Lane said.

Miller’s court date was continued to April 9.
 

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