Family seeks closure after suspect skips sentencing hearing


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The family of a Pitt County woman killed by a drunk driver will have to wait to hear the sentencing of the suspect.

Myiah Andrews was 18 when she was killed in a head-on collision in Durham on April 9, 2017.

25-year-old Natasha Taylor pled guilty to felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired.

Taylor made an open plea meaning the judge sets the sentencing for the suspect.

Myiah Andrews family traveled to the Durham Courthouse Tuesday for what was expected to be the final sentencing of Taylor.

The family tells Nine On Your Side, shortly after they arrived it was evident that Taylor was not going to show up for the sentencing.

Tonya Andrews is Myiah’s mother.

Andrews said the judge issued a warrant for Taylor’s arrest and placed a 200,000 dollar bond when she is detained.

“We were thinking we were just going to go on in there,” said Andrews. “Everybody was kind of dreading the process but we held strong together as a family thinking that this is it, this is the end. Then we can move forward and continue to heal and deal but that was not the case.”

The family plans to make the trip back to Durham when Taylor is found.

We will continue to follow this case.

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