UPDATE: Wisconsin woman convicted in fatal OWI crash

UPDATED Tuesday, May 13, 2014 --- 4:48 p.m.

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) -- A jury has convicted a Merrill woman accused of driving drunk, killing two friends and injuring a third in Lincoln County.

Twenty-six-year-old Ashley Baumann was convicted Tuesday.

WSAW-TV (http://bit.ly/1mnhbqR) reports jurors convicted Baumann on all seven counts against her, including two counts of homicide while operating a vehicle under the influence and one count of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Baumann was charged in a rollover crash that killed 33-year-old Jessica Hartwig and 31-year-old Misty Glisch in June 2012. A third passenger, Jerrica Woller was seriously injured.

The complaint says Woller warned Baumann about her reckless driving minutes before the fatal crash.

A state crime lab report showed Baumann had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent three hours after the crash. That's nearly double Wisconsin's legal limit.

Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Monday, May 5, 2014 --- 4:15 p.m.

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) -- A jury has been selected for the trial of a Merrill woman accused of driving drunk, killing two friends and injuring a third in Lincoln County.

A 15-member jury of nine women and six men was chosen Monday. Three of those jurors are alternates.

Twenty-six-year-old Ashley Baumann was charged in 2012 after a rollover crash that June killed 33-year-old Jessica Hartwig and 31-year-old Misty Glisch. Hartwig's sister and Baumann were badly injured. A state crime lab report showed Baumann had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent three hours after the crash.

WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1sd04cZ) reports attorneys argued over a piece of evidence from the crash. Baumann's attorney demanded that DNA taken from a seat belt be made available before testimony begins. The prosecution argued that request was a delay tactic.

Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Monday, May 5, 2014 --- 12:23 p.m.

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) -- Jury selection is underway in the trial of a woman accused of driving drunk, killing two friends and injuring a third in Lincoln County.

Twenty-six-year-old Ashley Baumann was charged in 2012 after a rollover crash that June killed 33-year-old Jessica Hartwig and 31-year-old Misty Glisch. Hartwig's sister and Baumann were badly injured. A state crime lab report showed Baumann had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent three hours after the crash.

WAOW-TV (http://wdhne.ws/1g2XO0A ) reports attorneys on Monday argued over a piece of evidence from the crash. Baumann's attorney demanded that DNA taken from a seat belt be made available before testimony begins. The prosecution argued that request was a delay tactic.

Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.

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Posted Friday, November 2, 2012 --- 7:40 a.m.

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) -- A Merrill woman is charged with driving drunk and causing a crash that killed two friends in Lincoln County.

Twenty-four-year-old Ashley Baumann faces nine felonies, including homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. A criminal complaint says Baumann and three other women were at the Dug Out bar in Merrill last June and were trying to find a house party when their car rolled over, ejecting three of the four from the vehicle.

The Wausau Daily Herald (http://tinyurl.com/9wcpxuy ) cites a crash report which says Baumann's blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit for driving.

Thirty-three-year-old Jessica Hartwig and 31-year-old Misty Glisch were killed in the crash. Baumann and 29-year-old Jerrica Woller were seriously injured.

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Information from: Wausau Daily Herald, http://www.wausaudailyherald.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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