Gould Fate Lies With Jury
Did Sally Gould strike a pedestrian and knowingly leave her in the snow on the side of the road, or did she simply not realize that she had hit the woman.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that question is now in the hands of a Berkshire Superior Court jury.
Prosecutors allege Gould knew she had struck Cheryl J. LeClaire, and with her husband took steps to cover it up, including washing away potential evidence and providing false information about how her vehicle got damaged.
LeClaire, who was 54 at the time, was walking her dog on North Hoosac Road in Williamstown on Feb. 9, 2016, when she was struck. She suffered severe head trauma and remains comatose.
Her attorneys say Gould had no idea she had struck anyone, and neither she nor her husband did anything to try to shield themselves from the resulting investigation. Jurors received their instructions and began their deliberations Monday afternoon.