UPDATE 9:45 am Friday
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) – A judge set bond at $2.5 million dollars for each count against deadly hit-and-run suspect Markquise Wallace, for a total of $5 million. Wallace is accused of killing two people on June 6. One of the victims was an 8-month old baby girl.
News Five caught up with the uncle of Nephateria Williams on Friday afternoon. Arthur Mitchell says his family is still grieving over the loss of his niece.
“I understand he has a five million dollar bond, if you leave it up to me I don’t even think he should have a bond, because he left my family without a bond,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell says his family still can’t get over how his niece died. He says they just want to see justice and make sure this does not happen again.
“It ain’t the amount of time that I’m looking for because no time can replace the loss that we have,” Mitchell said. “All I want is justice served, if he gets life so be it.”
Markquise Wallace seen sitting in jail jumpsuit waiting for first court appearance in Escambia County since deadly hit-and-run accident in June.
UPDATE: Markquise Wallace will appear in court this morning via video. Bond will be discussed at the hearing. We will have a crew available. We will post any updates online and on air.
Markquise Wallace, 25, was booked into the Escambia County jail Thursday night after being captured in Pennsylvania last month.
According to jail records, Wallace was booked into the jail after 8 pm Thursday night. He is being held without bond.
Wallace is the suspected driver in the hit-and-run on W. Cervantes Street on June 6 that killed two people, including an 8-month-old girl.
According to police, Wallace had been staying with a relative in Philadelphia when he was arrested.