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Expert witness located for McBride trial

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- A Quincy woman accused of four counts of First Degree Murder from a vehicle crash in August of last year appeared in Adams County Court Wednesday morning.

Natasha McBride and her attorney Todd Nelson appeared before Judge Robert Adrian.

Nelson said the defense had obtained an expert witness, but it was unclear if McBride would be interviewed by that witness.

Nelson said they were still working out the logistics.

Judge Adrian continued the hearing until July 7 at 9:15 a.m.

In April McBride and her defense attorney were granted a motion for Funds to Obtain Expert.

That was the second motion for funds by the defense of McBride that had been granted.

McBride was also granted a motion in January for a psychiatrist as her defense says McBride's sanity is in question.

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.

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