A Quincy woman facing four counts of first degree murder stemming from a fatal accident last summer was granted funds for an expert witness in her trial.
Natasha McBride and her defense attorney Todd Nelson motioned for Funds to Obtain Expert in her trial on April 20th and were granted that motion in Adams County Court Wednesday.
Prosecutors claim McBride's "intentional acts" resulted in a fatal multi-vehicle traffic crash on August 14, 2020 that killed four people and injured another.
Police said McBride was driving at a very high rate of speed, failed to stop at the stoplight at 4th and Broadway, and struck a vehicle driven Stephen Hendricks, 61, of Rushville, Illinois.
Hendricks was transported to Blessing Hospital with moderate injuries.
Police said Hendricks' wife, Jennifer, 54, of Rushville, and their grandson four-year-old Archer Corrick of Kirksville, Missouri, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Their other grandchildren, six-year-old Dakota Corrick of Kirksville was pronounced dead at Blessing Hospital and 21-month-old Ransom Corrick of Kirksville was pronounced dead at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
Police said McBride ran on to the Bayview Bridge after the crash, but she was eventually caught by officers.
Following the crash McBride was transported to Blessing Hospital to recover from her injuries and later booked into the Adams County Jail
This is the second motion for funds by the defense of McBride that has been granted by the court.
McBride was also granted a motion in January for a psychiatrist as her defense says McBride's sanity is in question.
McBride is next scheduled to appear in court on May 12th at 9:15 am.