Yalanda Parrish could soon learn if she faces charges in road rage case - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Yalanda Parrish could soon learn if she faces charges in road rage case

The woman who pulled the trigger in a violent road rage case is speaking out.  Yalanda Parrish's own words will determine whether she's a victim or a criminal in this case.

Tuesday Parrish testified to grand jurors who will decide if criminal charges should be filed in the case.  That decision could come as early as Wednesday.

Yalanda Parrish spent Tuesday morning testifying before a Clark County grand jury.  Her attorney Brian Butler says, "She definitely wanted to tell her side of the story."

Parrish told her side of the story to the grand jury.  Her 15-year-old son, who was in the car during the incident, also testified.  But they had no comment as they left the courtroom with her attorney Brian Butler.

Butler did say, "This is a 39-year-old lady that's never been charged with a criminal offense in her life."

But last month, Jeffersonville police say Parrish and 52-year-old Wesley Mosier were involved in a violent road-rage incident.  Butler says, "It's our hope that the grand jury will not recommend that charges be filed."

Parrish claims it was self-defense, and presumably told that to grand jurors who will ultimately decide if she should face charges for shooting Mosier.

There are always two sides to a story.  Mosier's attorney Larry Wilder says, "I don't think there's any dispute that Mr. Mosier did not have a gun, did not have a baseball bat, did not have a knife, had no weapon."

Jeffersonville attorney Larry Wilder says Mosier's side is much different: "She opened the door and rolled down the window and shot him in the chest."

Mosier was in the hospital for several weeks, but testified before the grand jury on Monday.

Butler says of his client Parrish, "It's weighing on her as heavily as you can imagine."  As Parrish waits to find out if she'll be charged, her attorney says the incident has been difficult for her too:  "I don't think a minute goes by that this isn't on her mind and the stress that goes with it."

The grand jury will hear more witnesses Wednesday morning, and could begin deliberating then.

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