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Pretrial Motions Get Underway In Fatal Simi Valley DUI Crash That Killed An LAPD Officer

Monday May 10, 2021

(Photo courtesy SVPD)


    Pretrial motions and even jury selection could begin later this week in the trial of a Simi Valley woman charged in connection with the DUI crash that killed her wife, who was an LAPD officer.
     29-year-old Alayna Monroe was driving the car in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2017 when it was involved in a crash at the intersection of Sycamore Drive and Cochran Street in Simi Valley.
    Her passenger and wife, Heather Monroe, was killed in the crash.
    Heather Monroe was an LAPD officer.
    Two people in the other vehicle were injured.
    Alayna Monroe was arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated with special allegations of Causing Bodily Injury or Death to More Than One Victim.
    She has pleaded not guilty and has denied the special allegations.
    Before the trial gets underway, there are several motions before the court including a defense motion for a change of venue and other evidentiary and jury selection issues.
    Both sides said in court Monday that they are ready for trial.
    They will be back in court Tuesday.