Deborah King Declared Fit For Trial

In prison or a mental facility, King will never be free to operate a car again. That’s good.

Deborah King

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Prosecutor Steve Somers confirmed Tuesday that Deborah King is being returned to Monterey County to face prosecution for allegedly running down 35-year-old Joel Woods as he was picking up his son outside Pacific Grove Middle School on Sept. 2, 2008.

King, who has five drunken-driving convictions in Kern County, is charged with murder and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Somers alleges that she was under the influence of prescription drugs when the accident occurred.

Deborah King Declared Fit For Trial