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Woman who ‘killed tragic bride on wedding day’ sobs as victim’s mum speaks out

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The woman accused of killing a newlywed by crashing her car into a golf buggy the bride was riding in was seen sobbing in court as the victim's grieving mother expressed her devastation.

Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, is accused of killing Samantha Miller and injuring her groom, Aric Hutchinson, who had just left a wedding reception along the South Carolina shore that included a surprise mother-daughter dance and a sparkler-filled goodbye.

Komoroski allegedly then drunkenly slammed her Toyota Camry into the cart while three times over the legal limit in the tragic April incident.

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Lisa Miller, the bride's mother, spoke in court on Tuesday as it was confirmed that Komoroski will not be set free on bond. She said: “She didn't just kill my child. She killed all of us.”

The Mirror reported Komoroski was sobbing and looked visibly shaken throughout the proceeding.

Komoroski faces charges of reckless vehicular homicide and three counts of driving under the influence causing death or great bodily injury.

She will now remain behind bars awaiting trial after officials say she drove over twice the speed limit into a low-speed vehicle escorting a couple on their wedding day.

According to a toxicology report, her blood alcohol content exceeded three times the legal level.

“This is certainly a very tragic situation for all concerned,” Circuit Judge Michael Nettles said after delivering his decision.

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Judge Nettles asked that both parties work to expedite the trial, which is currently scheduled for March 2024.

If the case is not heard by then, Komoroski can be released on a $150,000 surety bond. She would be subject to electronic monitoring and placed on house arrest.

Attorneys for Komoroski had sought a $100,000 bond under the conditions that she attends a rehabilitation program, remain under her mother’s supervision, and forgo access to a vehicle or alcohol.

They argued that she did not pose a community danger or flight risk. They also noted her lack of prior criminal history and strong family support.

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