Teacher Accused in Hit-and-Run Free from Jail | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Teacher Accused in Hit-and-Run Free from Jail



    (Published Monday, Feb. 4, 2013)

    A Grand Prairie teacher who reportedly confessed to hitting and killing a 6-year-old boy is now free from jail.

    Tammy Lowe's attorney posted her bond Monday morning.  The former middle school teacher spent six days behind bars after turning herself in for the hit-and-run death of John Paul Raidy.

    Lowe, 57, did not say anything as she walked out of the Dallas County Jail with her husband Monday morning. The former teacher was transferred from Grand Prairie's Detention Center Friday and spent the weekend in the county facility. 

    A judge cut her bond from $200,000 to $125,000.  Her attorney, Cameron Gray, posted the remaining $100,000 bond Monday around 9:15 a.m. Monday. Lowe walked out of lock-up less than two hours later.

    "My client is upset, sad, I can't use the word remorseful, even though I imagine she probably is.  But, she's very upset, very sad.  But for the grace of God, it could have been any one of us this could have happened to," said Gray. 

    NBC 5 asked Gray why Lowe waited five days to turn herself into police.  He replied, "I cannot comment on that, but I guarantee you, I've got a good answer.  You'll hear it later," said Gray.

    Grand Prairie police released video of Lowe turning herself in on Tuesday, five days after investigators said she ran a stoplight that had been red for 14 seconds and hit the first grader who was crossing Carrier Parkway with his mom and sister.

    Polic said the driver never stopped to check on the child and that they have video evidence that disputes a witness statement claiming Lowe had the green light.

    Lowe's attorney said he's talking with the district attorney's office to try to get a plea deal for her before this goes to trial.