LIMA — A Lima woman charged with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly striking one man with a sports utility vehicle and attempting to hit another has waived her right to a speedy trial.
Damitrae Conethan, 25, appeared Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court to waive those rights. Judge Jeffrey Reed tentatively set April 17 as the date for a jury trial.
Conethan was indicted by an Allen County grand jury on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault following an incident that occurred on Nov. 8.
According to court records, officials from the State Highway Patrol said Sheldon Gibson, 33, and Trevor Hurley, 33, both of Lima, were walking southbound on Neubrecht Road near Findlay Road when Gibson was struck by a Mercury Mountaineer operated by Conethan. Troopers said Conethan intentionally drove the vehicle at both men, only striking Gibson, who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
The defendant was represented by court-appointed attorney John Hopkins.
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