THE suspect accused of killing Brielle Biermann’s finest pal Ethan McCallister in an alleged hit-and-run has pleaded not responsible, The Solar can solely reveal.
Jessie Morris was arrested by the Atlanta Police Department on August 11 at Hartsfield-Jackson Worldwide Airport as he arrived on a flight from the Dominican Republic, cops beforehand confirmed.
Based on new courtroom filings seen by The Solar, the 30-year-old has now pleaded not responsible to numerous prices, together with murder by automobile within the first diploma and hit and run leading to critical damage or demise.
He has additionally entered a not responsible plea after being accused of giving a false assertion on April 30, only a few weeks after the collision.
Morris has been denied bond and a case administration listening to has been set for February 23.
Ethan, 28, was hit while walking on Piedmont Road close to Lindbergh Drive round 3am on April 3, police mentioned.
He was rushed to hospital however later died from his accidents and cops spent months appealing for help from the public.
In a disturbing video clip obtained by The Sun, a darkish automotive is seen rushing away after the crash, leaving a path of thick white smoke.
A special pedestrian might be seen operating throughout the highway seconds later within the video, supplied by an Uber driver, as they attempt to escape additionally being struck by the out-of-control automobile.
The driving force wished to stay nameless however beforehand instructed native reporters: “I used to be actually shocked, and I used to be actually scared, I used to be shaking. I simply referred to as 911.”
A police spokesperson mentioned on the time: “A witness on the scene equipped video from a dashcam that reveals the suspect automobile, a grey Jeep Grand Cherokee, instantly after hanging Mr McCallister.
“The suspect automobile continued to drive at a excessive charge of pace and practically struck one other pedestrian.”
A celebration of life was held in reminiscence of Ethan on Friday, April 9, and greater than $72,000 has been raised up to now for his household by GoFundMe.
SHOCKING DASHCAM FOOTAGE
After information of Morris’s arrest, Brielle took to her Instagram Tales, writing: “Thanks God for giving slightly closure to ethan’s household and pals!! fianlly!! (sic).”
The influencer’s mother, former Do not Be Tardy star Kim Zolciak, additionally posted about her aid on social media after the households waited months for a giant break within the case.
“Thanks God!! Lastly justice for Ethan and his wonderful household!!!” she posted. “I am so grateful for the APD and each single one in all you that despatched me movies, contact data, footage and many others we actually admire all of it. We’ll miss Ethan till we meet once more..”
Brielle, 24, beforehand mourned the lack of Ethan with an emotional tribute after his shock demise and mentioned she was “sick to [her] abdomen.”
She posted a slideshow of candy pictures of her late pal, writing: “Ethan…. i can’t consider I’m even penning this. I’m sick sick sick to my abdomen.
“You’re my happiness my pleasure my gentle on this very darkish world.. the lifetime of the celebration and the sweetest soul I have been blessed to know.
“You’re my finest pal. My coronary heart. My the whole lot. There’ll by no means be one other you. Ever ever ever.”
She continued: “You got here into this world with 1 mission… make folks smile. You have been rattling good at it too.
“There was by no means a second i wasn’t laughing with you!! We haven’t spent a weekend aside all yr!!!
“How am i speculated to go anyplace with out you? How am i speculated to chortle, smile, GO TO MIAMI OR DRINK 1942 WITHOUT YOU!?
“God i like you ethan. I actually actually do. I can’t wait to see you once more.”