Man accused of killing Faith Academy teacher in court Wednesday

Mobile County

UPDATE 9:55am:

Baly Hobson, facing charges of DUI manslaughter and other charges related to the fatal hit and run of a Faith Academy teacher, has waived the preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning. The case now goes to a grand jury.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The man accused of killing a long-time Faith Academy teacher in a hit and run crash last month will be in court today.  Baly Hobson has a  preliminary hearing this morning.  Hobson was taken in a wheelchair to Metro Jail last month after he was arrested for the deadly hit and run.

He’s charged with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident, kidnapping, robbery, and domestic assault.  Hobson was apologetic as he was escorted to jail
 
Police were originally called to the Walmart on Schillinger Road for a domestic call.  Investigators say Hobson drove off from that scene, crossed the middle of Schillinger Road and crashed head-on into the car that 71-year-old Charlotte Skoda was driving.  The beloved Faith Academy employee and missionary died of her injuries.

Police say that after the crash, Hobson then carjacked a good Samaritan who pulled over to help.  Hobson was arrested about five miles away on Three Notch Road.
 

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