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Bond Reduced To $50,000 For Second Degree Murder Suspect

21-year-old Carla Atallah turned herself into the Pitt County Detention Center on Friday, according to officials.

Bond was originally set at $1 million but in a second hearing on the case Friday, it was reduced to $50,000 secured.

Officials tell WITN Atallah has been in a treatment facility in Greensboro and will return there. Officials say she will be there for 30-60 days then released to the custody of her parents.

Officials say her parents are paying for the treatment, which averages $13,000 a month.

Officials say upon Atallah's release, she will have to be in the home from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and has to wear electronic bracelets, one for alcohol monitoring.

Officials say if Atallah does not complete the treatment program or abide by the restrictions, bond will be raised to $500,000.

Atallah is charged for second degree murder in connection to the death of a 21-year-old Greenville man. Atallah has also been charged with DWI.

Ryan Worthington was killed last week in the crash on Worthington Rd., near D.H. Conley High School in Pitt County. Atallah was driving the car.

Highway Patrol troopers say Worthington was thrown from the vehicle when it flipped, and he died from his injuries.

Two warrants, including a second degree murder charge, were issued Wednesday in a drunk driving crash that killed a 21-year-old Greenville man.

As of Thursday morning, lawmen report the warrants have still not been served.

The driver of the SUV, 21-year-old Carla Atallah, has also been charged with DWI.

She was treated and released from the hospital following the crash, according to officials.

The Highway Patrol says warrants for her arrest include second degree murder and driving while license revoked.

Ryan Worthington was killed last week in the crash on Worthington Rd., near D.H. Conley High School in Pitt County.

Highway Patrol troopers say Worthington was thrown from the car when it flipped, and he died from his injuries.

According to a former prosecutor, a second degree murder charge carries a maximum penalty of 38 years.



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We spoke to former Pitt County prosecutor Matthew Davenport who told us what charges the driver may be facing.

"It's absolutely possible for her to get charged with Second Degree Murder if it turns out she was impaired and caused his death."

A Second Degree Murder conviction carries a maximum of 38 years.

Davenport says other possible charges include Felony Death by Motor Vehicle. He says its a Class E felony which carries a maximum term of six and a half years.

If Atallah was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Davenport says it carries a sentence of just below five years.

Ryan Worthington was killed last week in the crash on Worthington Rd., near D.H. Conley High School in Pitt County.



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A graveside service was held for 21 year-old Ryan Worthington killed on Friday while in his friend's SUV.

The service was held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Worthington Family Cemetery on Corey Road in Winterville.

A make shift memorial was set up on Worthington Road where the accident happened.

The driver of the SUV Carla Atallah has been charged with DWI.

Highway patrol says other charges are pending and could be announced as early as Monday.

We spoke to former Pitt County prosecutor Matthew Davenport who told us what charges the driver may be facing.

"It's absolutely possible for her to get charged with Second Degree Murder if it turns out she was impaired and caused his death."

A Second Degree Murder conviction carries a maximum of 38 years.

Davenport says other possible charges include Felony Death by Motor Vehicle. He says its a Class E felony which carries a maximum term of six and a half years.

If Atallah was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Davenport says it carries a sentence of just below five years.

Atallah has only been charged with misdemeanor DWI. A Highway Patrol Spokesperson says the DWI charge allows them to do a blood test.

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State troopers have charged a Pitt County woman with drunk driving after an accident that killed a passenger in her car.

The Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Ryan Worthington was killed early Friday morning on Worthington Rd., near D.H. Conley High School in Pitt County.

Worthington was a passenger in the car driven by 21-year-old Carla Atallah, according to troopers. They say Worthington was thrown from the car when it flipped, and he died from his injuries.

The accident happened at 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Online court records show the 21-year-old woman has two pending DWI charges along with a hit & run charge.


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