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Attorney: Suspect in deadly hit-and-run will plead not guilty
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Galina Kilova, 29, accused of deadly hit-and-run crash.

LAS VEGAS -- Galina Kilova, the woman accused of a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a 63-year-old grandfather, will plead not guilty, according to her attorney.

The 29-year-old turned herself in Tuesday at the Southwest Metro Police substation near Durango Drive and Sahara Avenue.

In an exclusive interview with 8 News NOW, a witness to the crash, Dustin Krause said Kilova was driving aggressively and trying to pass other vehicles when she struck Michael Grubbs who was pushing his 18-month-old granddaughter in a stroller on Warm Springs Road near Rainbow Boulevard.

The child was thrown from the stroller and taken to the hospital. She's expected to be okay.

Herb Sachs, Kilova's attorney said he took Kilova's case when she went to his office after seeing reports of the accident on the news. Sachs said his email box has been flooded with emails from people angry he took the case.

“Everybody is entitled to a defense, so to want to kill the attorney and put him in jail because he's defending the accused is absurd,” Sachs said.

After her arrest, Kilova posted a $20,000 bond. One of her next door neighbors said she hasn't seen Kilova in days, and she was surprised to hear what happened.

"They are very quiet; I never had an issue. When I found out it was shocking. I knew someone did it, didn't know it was so close to home,” said Theresa Muslin, neighbor.

Sachs won't say where his client is, but he said under the current bail restrictions, his client is not allowed to leave the state.

"Everybody deserves justice and justice means a trial. Under the constitution prosecutors have to prove that she's guilty. She doesn't have to prove anything.

Kilova will return to court on Feb. 17.

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