MIAMI (CBS4) – The self proclaimed “party princess” charged in the hit and run death of a Miami Beach chef will take a plea, sources tell CBS4 News.
Karlie Tomica, 20, will go before a judge Wednesday afternoon. Terms of the plea deal have not been disclosed.READ MORE: FBI: Body Found Near Search Area For Missing Florida Woman Gabby Petito Consistent With Her Description
Prosecutors say Tomica’s blood-alcohol was three-times the legal limit at the time she struck and killed Stefano Riccioletti as he walked to work at the Shore Club in January.
Tomica was charged with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident with death, DUI with property damage and resisting an officer without violence. She was released from jail on house arrest and fitted with an ankle monitor.READ MORE: Massive Search Underway For Brian Laundrie, Fiancé Of Missing Florida Woman Gabby Petito
The crash is the source of multiple lawsuits from the family of Riccioletti. His widow, Patrizia Pesce, is working with attorney Jose Baez on the civil litigation against Tomica, Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts, Penrod Brothers, and Nikki Beach Special Events, who were all listed as defendants.
The victim’s oldest son filed a separate lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims management at Nikki Beach club allowed Tomica to drink alcohol while on the job as a bartender even though she is underage.MORE NEWS: MDPD Seeking Driver Who Hit, Killed Man Riding Mini Scooter In Florida City
Her attorney, Mark Shapiro, issued a statement saying, “Ms. Tomica and her entire family are heartbroken over this tragic accident. Their thoughts and prayers are with the Riccioletti family.”