Johnthony Walker, 24, appeared at a preliminary hearing Thursday morning. (Photo: Staff)
The case againstJohnthonyWalker, who is charged in the bus crash that killed six Woodmore Elementary School children, is heading to the grand jury.
After a Thursday morning preliminary hearing, Judge Lila Statom found enough evidence to send the chargesfive counts of vehicular homicide, one count of reckless endangerment and one count of reckless drivingto the grand jury, who will decide if the case will go to trial.
Prosecutors are expected to ask the grand jury to add another count of vehicular homicide, making the total sixone for each child who died in the Nov.21 bus crash. They will also likely ask for additional charges related to the surviving injured children, which means Walker could be indicted on more than a dozen charges.
Walker's bond currently remains at $107,500, and neither the prosecution nor defense asked for that to be changed at Thursday's hearing.
Two Chattanooga Police Department officers who responded to the crash testified at the hearing, at which lawyers established that there were three video cameras on the bus, a GPS system and an engine control module, ...