Driver in deadly Oklahoma State homecoming crash said she was suicidal, court …

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Family of OSU Parade Crash Suspect Adacia Chambers Speaks as Bond Set at $1 Million.

The woman who plowed her car into the crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade in Stillwater on Saturday, killing four people and injuring dozens of others, had spent time in mental hospitals, her father said Monday.

The driver’s actions demonstrate “a depraved mind and indifference to human life.” At a bail hearing, the district attorney told the judge that Adacia Chambers is “looking at four life sentences” if convicted in the deaths of four people who were hit. According to the affidavit, Chambers was at the wheel of a gray Hyundai Electra when witnesses saw it drive through a red light and then try to maneuver around a parade traffic barricade. Prosecutors asked for more time to interview the dozens of witnesses who were at the scene Saturday and said one of the injured is in a “fragile” state, which could lead to more charges.

He did not elaborate on her condition, adding, “she was very good about hiding her problems.” Her lawyer, Tony Coleman, said that during an hourlong conversation with her, “I was not satisfied at all that I was dealing with a competent individual.” Mr. In Oklahoma, second-degree murder charges are warranted when someone acts in a way that’s “imminently dangerous to another person” but does so without premeditation. Chambers’ attorney, Tony Coleman, has said when he told Chambers about the deaths, “her face was blank.” He said he was not sure Chambers is aware that she’s in jail. But nothing seemed amiss recently, except his daughter had recently called and said she wanted to move back home. “I thought that was kind of strange, but I don’t know. Chambers had yet to ask to see her parents or boyfriend.On Sunday, Coleman said she has psychological problems and there was no indication that she had been drinking before the crash.

The University of Mississippi quietly removed the state flag from its place of honor on Monday, heeding the calls of those who say the banner’s Confederate battle emblem is hurting the school’s future. Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks waited until the flag was gone before announcing he had ordered it taken down and sent it to the university’s archives. That’s my Adacia.” Gaylord said he never saw Chambers take any drugs — either prescription or illegal — and that the last time they drank alcohol was a few weeks ago, when they each had one beer on his birthday. “As far as for her to purposefully go and do something, that would just not be possible. …

Days earlier, the student and faculty senates voted to urge its removal from the Oxford campus, a bastion for Southern elites since its founding in 1848. Ugroup of niversity leaders met Sunday night and agreed to take it down. “Because the flag remains Mississippi’s official banner, this was a hard decision. Jewish organizations criticized the school policy in September as not going far enough to deter what they describe as a spike in anti-Semitism on UC’s 10 campuses. “Jewish students are fearful to show their support for Israel,” saidLeore Ben David, a campus coordinator for the Zionist Organization of America, . “I am not here today to silence criticism of Israel. David and other Jewish groups pressed university leaders to adopt the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, which includes denying Israel’s right to exist and blaming it for all interreligious or political tensions.

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