The San Mateo County District Attorney, Stephen Wagstaffe, decided not to file criminal charges against Fern White-Parker who struck and killed 6-year old Sioreli Torres as she walked to school with her mother and her two younger sisters on September 28, 2011.
The accident occurred at the corner of Gloria Way and Bay Road in East Palo Alto. (Read the original article.).
The district attorney's office issued a press release with the decision on April 30, 2012.
In the release, Wagstaffe stated, “While this is obviously a tragic case for all involved, we have concluded that the evidence does not establish that Ms. White-Parker has committed the crime of vehicular manslaughter or any other violation of California statutes.
“Siorelli Torrez’s(sic) mother has been informed of our decision in this case and at this time we view the matter as closed”
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