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More Pretrial Talks Scheduled for Regan Hit-and-Run Case

Talks pretrial talks continue in the Kate Regan hit-and-run case, in which New Canaan resident Krishna S. Jayaraman was killed near his mailbox by a passing vehicle.

 

Talks are continuing behind closed doors between defense attorneys for New Canaan resident Kate Regan, who was charged in Nov. 2010 in a hit-and-run case after the death of a town resident.

"We continue to discuss possible resolution or litigation," said Christian Young, an attorney representing Kate Regan, who allegedly drove away after hitting 82-year-old Krishna S. Jayaraman of New Canaan with her vehicle.

Negotiating for a plea agreement has been ongoing for close to two years between Young's firm, Gulasch & Riccio of Bridgeport, and  Assistant State's Attorney Suzanne Vieux, a lawyer for Jayaraman's family and Judge Maureen Dennis in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

On Thursday, Regan showed up to court and waited in the hallway before consulting with Young and leaving. Young also left after speaking with the prosecutor's office, but without appearing in court in connection with the case.

Regan was given a new court date of Feb. 5. She is charged with negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Jayaraman was standing at a mailbox on Oenoke Ridge Road near the Pound Ridge border when a car struck him, according to police. In November, Regan turned herself in to police after they applied for a warrant for her arrest.

Jayaraman's family later filed a civil suit against Regan, seeking damages.


ADDITIONAL COVERAGE:

  • New Canaan Hit and Run Case Goes on Trial List
  • State Police Report Ready in Regan Case
  • Regans' Attorney: "A Battle We Prefer Not To Wage"
  • Regans Respond to $2.5 Million Civil Suit
  • $2.5 Million Civil Suit Filed against Regans
  • Regan's Lawyer Seeks Plea Agreement
  • Krishnas to File Civil Suit against Regan
  • Regan Hit and Run Case Continued to March
  • Regan Arraigned
  • Regan Faces up to 10 Years
mary parker December 10, 2012 at 05:36 AM
How come the teenager who killed the jogger on 123 stayed at the scene and her case is done within a year? And Regan is still going on for over 2 years and she left the scene and lied about it? Seriously? Volunteering after the crime was commited to make yourself look good? If it were me, I would have stopped and I would have excepted my guilt and apologized for my mistake and faced up to the accident and would probably gotten probation. But leaving the scence of a death accident, lying about it, deserves prison. She was selfish and uncaring in the matter! God I would be begging forgiveness to his family ect.. All could have been avoided if she just stopped and didn't lie about it.
Mark December 10, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Kevin, what kind of car do you drive? Have you ever gotten body work done at a Sonoco? No? Well that’s because there don’t do body work. I’m imagining Kate pulling in and saying “Hi what mirrors do you have in stock?” Your joking right? To say she stopped at a gas station to get her mirror fixed so she could move on is just idiotic. Hey Mary, can you spare us the ole if it were me routine. We all know your stance on this case. You have posted hundreds of times. It’s clear you think Kate knowingly hit someone and drove ¼ mile tried to buy a mirror from a gas station and then cover it up. Many people, me being one of them have tried to tell you that there was a screaming baby in the car, the damage to large SUV was minimal. Even the lead detective on the case in New Canaan thinks she had no idea she hit anyone. But not Mary, oh no. After all the back and forth you will NEVER be persuaded to even consider the other side. So go put your head in the sand. “You’re short on ears and long on mouth.” -John Wayne
Four Jacks December 11, 2012 at 01:44 AM
We've all driven with screaming babies in the car (wasn't hers actually a toddler???), but it's still hard to believe she had no idea she hit SOMETHING. Why not stop? Even if you hit a one pound squirrel, you KNOW it. Now if you hit a man, how can you possibly be that unaware? Mary, you have freedom of speech, you can write whatever you want.
Old Timer December 12, 2012 at 08:27 PM
If you want to post something mean, please don't do it anonymously. Please be brave enough to stand behind your name. Both of the families involved in this are our neighbors and what has made New Canaan a nice place to live for 200 years is that we know our neighbors and treat them with respect.
Liz McRiely December 13, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Does anyone know a store nearby that sells custom Christmas ornaments?

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