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