Wyandotte County prosecutors allege that a community activist charged with killing a teen and injuring three others in a traffic incident has violated a court order against contacting victims.
During a court hearing for Tamika Pledger on Friday, Assistant District Attorney Kristiane Bryant also said prosecutors are seeking an evaluation to determine whether Pledger is competent to stand trial.
A judge set the case over until Thursday to give Pledger time to respond to the competency motion. A hearing was set for June 5 to determine whether she should be found in contempt for allegedly violating the no contact order.
Pledger, 39, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Raytown High School student Tierra Smith.
Pledger’s car struck Smith and three other teens Jan. 30 in the 1300 block of Troup Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.
Besides manslaughter, she is charged with three counts of reckless aggravated battery.