More discovery released in fatal DUI case
Updated On: Apr 23 2013 11:02:21 AM EDT
Prosecutors released more discovery documents submitted against a woman accused in the fatal hit-and-run of a South Beach chef.
Discovery photographs include ones of Tomica's Dodge Charger after it was impounded, her Nikki Beach Club nametag, and bartending supplies found in her car.
Prosecutors have asked Nikki Beach Club, where Tomica worked as a part-time bartender, for surveillance tapes and bar receipts, including her own purchases, rung up by Tomica that night.
"From other people that have worked in the past there, part of what management does is they promote their bartenders to engage their customers in drinking and having fun," said Carlos Silva, who represents Riccioletti family in a civil lawsuit.
Miami Beach police returned some of her property, including $763 in cash found with her.
According to court documents, Tomica, 20, had a blood alcohol content between 0.208 and 0.225 when her blood was drawn two hours after the crash that killed Riccioletti. She also had a 24-year-old woman's Florida driver license and several cards with bartending quotes.
Police credited Jairo Fuentes, a Good Samaritan who called 911 and followed the car that hit Riccioletti, with helping them make an arrest.
Riccioletti was the executive chef at Terrazza at the Shore Club. Police say Tomica was leaving Nikki Beach Club when she hit Riccioletti.
Tomica's attorney filed a a motion last week asking a judge to allow her to attend church on Sundays.
Tomica has pleaded not guilty to the charges she faces. Her next hearing is scheduled for August 26.