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Hearing for woman in hit-and-run postponed

Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports

The preliminary hearing that was scheduled to take place this week for Alma Mosho, 33, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was continued until January, according to Riverton Circuit Court staff.

Mosho is the suspect driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident early Monday, Dec. 3, at the Rezeride Roadhouse Saloon west of Kinnear. Coroner Ed McAuslan said Michelle Littleshield, 35, of St. Stephen's, died at about 2 a.m. Monday of blunt force trauma from the crash. Another woman reportedly was with Littleshield in the Rezeride parking lot where the accident occurred; the second woman was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Mosho has been arrested on two counts of aggravated homicide by vehicle in connection with the incident. Witnesses at the scene of the crash reportedly described her silver Nissan car as being responsible. A Wind River Police Department officer pulled the vehicle over on Wyoming Highway 132 about 20 minutes after the incident; the officer said Mosho was the sole occupant and operator of the car, which bore damage consistent with reports from witnesses at the Rezeride. The WRPD arrested Mosho at that time for driving under the influence of alcohol, and she was extradited from the Wind River Indian Reservation on Tuesday afternoon.

Mosho was charged twice for aggravated homicide by vehicle. Officials said the first count alleges Mosho committed the crime while driving a vehicle recklessly, while count two alleges that she committed the crime while under the influence of alcohol. Her bond was set at $50,000.

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