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Victim’s Family Frustrated With Court Delays

Posted at 6:41 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 18:48:28-05

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — It has been nearly two years since Anderson County teen Sydney Peffer was killed in a car accident.

Her family says they are still waiting for justice and their patience is wearing thin following numerous delays in the courtroom.

For the family of Sydney Peffer, it was another day of sitting in court, only to walk out of the building even more frustrated than when they went in.

“We are, I’m going to say, over 30 court dates into this, and here we are still getting postponed,” Whitley Wise, a cousin of the victim, told LEX 18.

Peffer was killed in a 2016 car crash. It took a year for the person who is accused of driving that car to be named publicly because she was a juvenile at the time of the crash.

In July 2018, Brianna Watson pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

Tuesday morning she was expected to take a plea deal to avoid a trial, but the case was postponed.

“Their excuse was the court docket was too full,”  said Wise.

The family says they are frustrated that prosecutors have allowed the case to go on this long. Still, they are determined to show up to court every time Watson is in court.

“As many more times as it’ll take, we will be here,” says Wise.