UPDATE: Verdict reached in Pensacola hit and run trial

Northwest Florida


UPDATE (3:40 p.m.) — Markquise Wallace has been found guilty on all counts. Wallace was found guilty of two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of leaving the scene of a deadly crash, and one count of tampering with an electronic monitoring device.

Sentencing will take place on November 25.

ORIGINAL STORY: Closing arguments started early Friday morning in the case of Markquise Wallace, the man accused of hitting and killing a 7-month-year-old baby and 28-yer-old woman on Cervantes Street in June of 2018. The state laid out a timeline of what they say is evidence against Wallace. The state says Wallace cut off his ankle monitor and left town soon after the crash. The defense says there’s still no evidence that Wallace was the one driving that night. The state says Wallace’s DNA is on the driver’s seat of the car. Attorneys say there could be a verdict later today.


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