WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – The woman accused of driving drunk and killing two construction workers on I-94 in November is set to have the evidence against her presented in open court.
An in-person preliminary examination has been scheduled for Ryann Danielle Musselman set for July 13 following her most recent court hearing before Washtenaw County 14A District Judge Cedric Simpson Thursday, June 4.
At the exam, prosecutors will have to present enough evidence to show the charges submitted against her justify the case being presented to a jury in circuit court.
The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office recently added two counts of second-degree murder in the case against Musselman who was originally charged with OWI causing the deaths of construction workers Nicholas Andres Sada and Davyon Desmon-Aereailes Rose.
The legal standard for a case to be bound over to circuit court is typically low as prosecutors only need to prove that a crime was committed and there is a reasonable belief it was committed by the defendant.
Musselman was free on bond after her arrest and initial OWI causing death charges.
Her bond was briefly revoked when the charges were amended to murder, but later reinstated after she spent more than a week in the Washtenaw County Jail.
Sada and Rose, both 23 from Lansing, were killed when Musselman, 29, of Belleville, entered a construction zone on eastbound I-94 near Harris Road in Ypsilanti Township and hit them at about 1:40 a.m. Nov. 7.
Prosecutors argued the addition of the murder charges in the case were appropriate after reviewing additional evidence in the case.
Prosecutors claim Musselman crashed into a construction sign on westbound I-94 and fled the scene several minutes before getting on eastbound I-94 and crashing into Sada and Rose, killing them.
Prosecutors argue her actions in the prior crash shows she was aware of the danger she posed to herself and others, yet continued driving anyway.
Musselman is on a GPS tether restricting her to only her home and her workplace and has since surrendered her license.
Second-degree murder is punishable by up to life in prison.
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