Judge: Manslaughter conviction for Huntsville woman stands

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Photo of Latonya Denise Haley from her arrest in September 2014. (Photo: Madison County Metro Jail)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Judge Jim Smith has denied a request by Latonya Haley to acquit her on manslaughter charges she was found guilty of.

Haley, 33, is currently serving a 55-year prison sentence for manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crime. A jury convicted her on the charges in which Haley was accused of driving an SUV that jumped the curb along Highway 72 and hit the three children before leaving the scene. The wreck happened in September of 2014.

Today, she appeared in the Madison County Courthouse in an attempt to get the judge to throw out that conviction. She claimed there wasn’t enough evidence in the case to convict her.

Judge Smith promptly denied that request.