Mickey Mosher appeared in Logan Circuit Court today, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, for the June 2006 crash that killed two prominent Bowling Green businessmen and injured another. Before court was even over with, Mosher was back behind bars.
The crash that killed Cornelius Martin and Brooks Mitchell not only affected our community but the entire state.
A truck driven by Mickey Mosher of Warsaw, Indiana struck a group of motorcycles, killing Martin and Mitchell and injuring another rider, Bill Leachman.
Mosher tested positive for marijuana the day she hit the men and was indicted on a number of charges including two counts of wanton murder.
Mickey Mosher was released from jail in June when her family posted ten percent of her $50,000 bond.
Mosher's attorney, Stewart Wheeler, said one of the conditions of her release was to remain drug and alcohol free.
Today a drug test requested by Logan County's Commonwealth Attorney came back positive for marijuana and Mickey Mosher was sent back to jail.
"I'm glad that she's going back to jail. I think the test results are very indicative that she's an addict and she's a dangerous addict. Her habit is 25 years long. It hasn't been broken. The test today proved that,” said Caroline Mitchell Lusk, one of Mitchell's daughters.
Caroline's father, Brooks Mitchell, was one of the two men killed in the unforgettable June crash. On Thursday, Jan. 11, she was glad to see Mosher sent back to jail.
"She's killed two people because of her habit and injured another one severely, so she needs to be behind bars,” Caroline said.
Coleman and Amber Martin's father, Cornelius Martin, was the other man killed in the crash.
"We were very pleased with the outcome. We were very pleased that they did decide to do the random drug test,” Coleman Martin said.
Coleman also said he wasn't surprised that Mosher failed the drug test but that her expression told a different story.
"Her reaction, it was very surprising for her. We are happy she is going back though and we feel that justice is going to be served,” Coleman said.
With Mosher's trial date now being pushed back almost two months, these two families say they will continue to wait for the trial to begin so that they can end a hard chapter in their lives.
"We wanted to say goodbye to our father and say goodbye and be done and by dragging it out continually and continually, it's reliving all of that and that's incredibly difficult,” Caroline said.
"We just want to know that justice will be served and it will be done correctly and through the proper steps,” Coleman said.
Mickey Mosher has now been ordered to take a blood test within the next 24 hours and is currently lodged in the Logan County jail on a $1 million cash bond.
Mosher's attorney, Stewart Wheeler, said the results of this test will determine whether Judge Tyler Gill modifies that bond. He said he was also surprised at the results of today's drug test.
"She's, I thought, maintained a very high level of sobriety. I was not aware that this would happen. It surprised me. I think it surprised her family and yes, it's frustrating,” Wheeler said.
Mosher had evidence of suspected marijuana cigarettes in her wallet when searched at the detention center after her drug test.
The evidence was sent off by the sheriff's department to be tested and should be back within the next week.