Alleged drunk driver charged with murder of Filipino girl and grandmother

LAS VEGAS – Two weeks after an alleged drunk driving car crash took the lives of 10-year-old Jamie Espinosa and her Lola Angelita of Las Vegas, an arrest warrant was finally issued for the driver of the car that hit them–25-year-old Cheyenne Ray Wyllie of Tulare, Calif.

Wyllie was arrested at her home by officers of the Visalia CHP in April and was booked into the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Bob Wiley Detention Facility.

The Tulare County District Attorney’s office found sufficient cause to seek the arrest warrant for Wyllie for two counts of second degree murder, felony DUI and felony DUI causing injury.

Reports said Wyllie’s request for bail on Monday was denied.

Wyllie’s attorney Richard Rumery pleaded the judge Monday for another bail hearing next week.

The Espinosa family was heading back from an Easter trip to Yosemite when the CHP said Wyllie drove through a stop sign and into the family’s car in Tulare, Calif.

At the memorial service for Lola Angelita and Jamie in Fresno, Calif., Jamie’s oldest sibling Karla, called her baby sister and lola as her angels.

“Now that you are both angels, I just want you to watch over us and watch daddy in the hospital,” she said.

Lola Angelita’s body is now en route to the Philippines, while Jamie’s body will be transported to Las Vegas.

Jamie’s father George, who was critically injured in the accident, remains in the hospital.

The family said he is fighting for his life after multiple surgeries.


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