Carla Atallah Pleads Not Guilty, Case Delayed Again

A sobbing defendant stood before a Pitt County judge and pleaded not guilty to killing a man who was riding in her car.

22-year-old Carla Atallah is charged with 2nd degree murder in the fatal car crash that killed Ryan Worthington.

Atallah was seen crying several times in the courtroom.

The Pitt County woman is facing murder and DWI charges for a wreck last September that killed the 21-year-old man on Worthington Road in Pitt County. Worthington was riding with Atallah when she crashed.

Atallah's license had been revoked before the fatal crash and the woman had two pending DWI charges along with a hit & run charge.

Worthington's family was also in the courtroom and the judge read off each charge Atallah's attorney responded "not guilty".

Court officials say Atallah is currently in a halfway house and within the next ten days she will be required to wear a monitoring system to track her whereabouts.

The woman's case has already been continued several times. Her trial is set for January 24th.

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