Sunday, September 4, 2016

72 yr drunk driver Donna Marie Higgins killed 15 mo baby Liam Kowal son of Marcus Kowal and Mishel Eder in Torrance, California

Marcus kowal, Mishel Eder, Liam Kowal, baby killed by drunk driver Donna Marie Higgins in Torrance, California

UPDATE: 12/17/2016 There is a hearing on January 12, 2017 08:30 AM Airport Courthouse W30 EARLY DISPOSITION HEARING.

This is a hearing to see if the case can be disposed of by plea bargain. I assume she will plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter. The court will consider her advanced age and probably agree to the plea and give her ten years in prison all time suspended as long as she doesn't get in trouble with the law again. She will lose her drivers license for probably the rest of her life. I would think the parents and girl sued her in civil court.

HIGGINS, DONNA MARIE SA094376 11/10/2016 Airport Courthouse (LAX)

Case Number:
LAXSA094376-01
Defendant Name: HIGGINS, DONNA MARIE
Violation Date:  
September 3, 2016
Filing Date:
November 10, 2016
Courthouse:
Airport Courthouse
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Case Information      Events           Bail   Sentencing Information

Count Charge Section Charge Statute Plea Disposition Disposition Date
01 191.5(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
02 23153(A) Vehicle Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
03 23153(B) Vehicle Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
04 20001(B)(2) Vehicle Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending

DATE POSTED: November 15, 2016
RECEIPT/BOND NUMBER: AUL2101687
SURETY COMPANY: AMERICAN CONTRACTORS
BOND AGENT: CAUGHT UP BAIL BONDS
REGISTER NUMBER:
AMOUNT OF BAIL: 100000.00
APPEARANCE DATE: November 15, 2016

January 12, 2017 08:30 AM Airport Courthouse W30 EARLY DISPOSITION HEARING

Past Events

Date Time Location Dept/Room Number Event
November 15, 2016 08:30 AM Airport Courthouse W30 ARRAIGNMENT
Her first arrest information.

Booking No.: 4770478       Last Name: HIGGINS       First Name: DONNA       Middle Name: MARIE

Sex: F       Race: W       Date Of Birth: 10/21/1944       Age: 71       Hair: BLN       Eyes: HAZ       Height: 506       Weight: 109

Charge Level: M   (Misdemeanor)

ARREST
Arrest Date: 09/03/2016       Arrest Time: 1704       Arrest Agency: 1928       Agency Description: HAWTHORNE PD

Date Booked: 09/03/2016       Time Booked: 1933       Booking Location: 1928       Location Description: PD - HAWTHORNE

BAIL
Total Bail Amount: 100,000.00       Total Hold Bail Amount: 0.00       Grand Total: 100,000.00

HOUSING LOCATION
Housing Location: -

Permanent Housing Assigned Date: 09/03/2016       Assigned Time: 1933       Visitor Status: N

Facility:
Address:       City:

Public Visiting Guidelines    

For County facility visiting hours, Please call (213) 473-6080 at Inmate Information Center.

COURT
Next Court Code:       Next Court Date:       Next Court Time: 0000       Next Court Case:

Court Name:
Court Address:       Court City:

RELEASE
Actual Release Date: 09/04/2016       Release Time: 1237    

CASE INFORMATION

Second arrest information

Booking No.: 4773673       Last Name: HIGGINS       First Name: DONNA       Middle Name: MARIE

Sex: F       Race: W       Date Of Birth: 10/21/1944       Age: 71       Hair: BLN       Eyes: HAZ       Height: 506       Weight: 109

Charge Level: F   (Felony)

ARREST
Arrest Date: 09/03/2016       Arrest Time: 1704       Arrest Agency: 1928       Agency Description: HAWTHORNE PD

Date Booked: 09/07/2016       Time Booked: 1510       Booking Location: 1928       Location Description: PD - HAWTHORNE

BAIL
Total Bail Amount: 100,000.00       Total Hold Bail Amount: 0.00       Grand Total: 100,000.00

HOUSING LOCATION
Housing Location: -

Permanent Housing Assigned Date: 09/07/2016       Assigned Time: 1510       Visitor Status: N

Facility:
Address:       City:

Public Visiting Guidelines    

For County facility visiting hours, Please call (213) 473-6080 at Inmate Information Center.

COURT
Next Court Code:       Next Court Date:       Next Court Time: 0000       Next Court Case:

Court Name:
Court Address:       Court City:

RELEASE
Actual Release Date: 09/07/2016       Release Time: 1759    



09/07/2016 Charges upgraded to vehicular manslaughter. Higgins was rebooked and released. Bail was not increased.

09/06/2016 Seems parents of dying babies needing organs have been contacting the family and asking for their baby's organs. The family already donated his organs. Please, stop calling the family. Hard to imagine parents Googling "dead baby" to try to find organs for their baby.



Donna Marie Higgins bailed out of jail on Sunday. This was before a charge for vehicular manslaughter could be added. She may end up back in jail if her bond is raised though I doubt it because of her age.

The parents donated their baby's organs in the hope that they can save another baby's life.
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72 year old drunk driver Donna Marie Higgins ran into 15 year old and 15 month old baby as they were in a cross walk. The 15 year old aunt of the 15 month old baby is in stable condition. The baby Liam Mikael Kowal born May 25, 2015 was brain dead and removed from life support today September 4, 2016.

Marcus kowal, Mishel Eder, Liam Kowal, baby killed by drunk driver Donna Marie Higgins in Torrance, California

Higgins was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving and felony hit-and-run. She was booked at the Hawthorne jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. As the baby died they will probably add vehicular manslaughter to the charge.

From the Torrance police.

http://hawthornepolice.com/press-releases-documents/2016/9/3/traffic-collision-arrest

“On September 3rd, 2016 at approximately 4:15 pm, Hawthorne Police Department officers were dispatch to the instersection of 133rd street and Hawthorne Blvd in regards to a vehicle verse pedestrian traffic collision. Hawthorne Patrol Officers responded to the scene where they located two injured juveniles lying in the street near the crosswalk. One of the victims, a 15 year old female, was
suffering from what appeared to be leg injuries while a second victim, a 15 month old baby still in its baby stroller, was found pulseless and not breathing. Officers administered CPR to the critically injured baby while awaiting the arrival of LA Count Fire rescue units. Arriving rescue personnel took over the treatment of both victims and transported them to Harbor UCLA Medical Center. The 15
year old female is reported to be in stable condition while the baby is in ICU.

The Hawthorne Police Department Traffic Bureau responded to the scene to conduct its investigation. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the 15 year old female was pushing a baby stroller inside the crosswalk when a SUV, driven by a 72 year old female later identified as Donna Marie Higgins, drove through the crosswalk striking both victims. The driver of the SUV
then fled the scene northbound followed by witnesses to the crash. The witnesses followed Higgins for about a block before they were able to block Higgins’ vehicle with their own cars until police arrived on scene.

As part of our standard protocol in a crash of this nature, field sobriety tests were administered to Higgins. Following the investigation, it was determined that Higgins was driving a vehicle while intoxicated and she was placed under arrest for felony hit and run as well as felony drunk driving. Higgins was booked into Hawthorne jail on the above charges with a $100,000 bail.”

From the crime scene not graphic. The toddler was in a stroller when struck by the car.

Marcus kowal, Mishel Eder, Liam Kowal, baby killed by drunk driver Donna Marie Higgins in Torrance, California
Marcus kowal, Mishel Eder, Liam Kowal, baby killed by drunk driver Donna Marie Higgins in Torrance, California

I see a Donna Marie Higgins living near the crash site at 4769 W 141st St, Hawthorne, 90250-6821. The home is in a trust. Her husband's name was Owen Walter Strong. He was born January 6, 1953 in Michigan. He died in June 18, 2002. He was in the military 1970-1972. That Donna Higgins was born October 21, 1944 which matches age of suspect. The home is eight blocks from the crime scene.

Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Marcus Kowal is a professional kickboxer, boxer, and mixed martial arts athlete.

Facebook page of Marcus Kowal.

https://www.facebook.com/marcus.kowal

I will post a gofundme if when they set one up for funeral expenses.

Here is their gofundme. They want $100,000. They already have $20,000. I have no idea how much funerals for infants cost.

https://www.gofundme.com/2n9wr2jk

So sad. Here is their new baby registry.

http://registry.thebump.com/mishel-eder-marcus-kowal-may-2015-ca/10831816

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2 comments:

  1. If you go to Google maps and type in the address you listed (4769 W 141st St, Hawthorne, 90250), you can see the woman sitting on her porch with her dog and the SUV in the driveway.

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    1. You are absolutely correct. This is such a sad situation all the way around. https://www.google.com/maps/place/4769+W+141st+St,+Hawthorne,+90250/@33.9037026,-118.3606415,3a,37.5y,8.04h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTM4DT8qF1xqEmp5aDWKTng!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x792aa651ef6bc144!6m1!1e1

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