Bond Set for Teacher Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

$200,000 bond set for woman in death of 6-year-old boy

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013  |  Updated 9:00 AM CDT
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A former Grand Prairie teacher connected in the hit-and-run death of a six year old is still in jail Thursday morning.

Mark Schnyder, NBC 5

A former Grand Prairie teacher connected in the hit-and-run death of a six year old is still in jail Thursday morning.

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A judge on Wednesday set bond for the woman charged in the hit-and-run death of a 6-year-old Grand Prairie boy.

Tammy Lowe, 53, turned herself in to police on Tuesday in connection with the Jan. 24 hit-and-run crash that killed John Paul Raidy.

Her bond has been set at $100,000 for the felony manslaughter charge and an additional $100,000 for the charge of accident causing injury/death.

Lowe's attorney, Cameron Gray, said a judge ignored requests to reduce her $200,000 bond.

He said he met with his client two different times Wednesday. She will likely be transported from the Grand Prairie Jail to the Dallas County Jail on Friday.

Lowe's husband and Gray had a meeting at Grand Prairie police headquarters on Wednesday. Gray would not say what the meeting was about, saying it was "just tying loose ends up."

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Bond Set for Teacher Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Tammy Lowe, 53, has a bond has been set at $100,000 for the felony manslaughter charge and an additional $100,000 for the charge of accident causing injury/death in the hit-and-run that killed a 6-year-old boy.

Bond Set for Teacher in Hit and Run

On Wednesday Tammy Lowe was arraigned on charges of manslaughter and accident causing injury/death in connection with the fatal hit and run that killed 6-year-old John Raidy.
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Police are not questioning Lowe's husband about the hit-and-run, Gray said.

He said his client is thinking about the crash.

"She's very sad about what happened," Gray said. "She feels a great deal of pain for the family of the child."

NBC 5 has obtained seven different calls made to 911 after the hit-and-run crash.

Heidy Cano, one of the callers, said she is still haunted by what she saw.

"It's like a video recorded in my mind, because it's hard to see that happen," she said.

Cano returned to the intersection Wednesday night for the first time since the crash.

"Right now, I'm standing here, and I can see it like it's happening again," she said.

Lowe, a teacher of 22 years who taught seventh-grade social studies at Adams Middle School, resigned before before surrendering to police on Tuesday.

Family members of Raidy said later that day that they never expected a teacher to be behind the wheel of the car that hit their son.

"You become a teacher because you want to spend your life teaching children, and to think that a teacher was so heartless to do this, it's unbearable," said Christina Raidy, the boy's great-aunt.

But Raidy's family said it was focusing on honoring his life, not on the woman charged in his death. His funeral was held Wednesday morning.

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"It's about John; it isn't about her," said family friend Sean Martin.

NBC 5's Ellen Goldberg and Ray Villeda contributed to this report.

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