Caitlyn Jenner 'likely won't face manslaughter charges'
Sep 26 2015
Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner reportedly won't be prosecuted for manslaughter related to February's fatal vehicle crash because her conduct was "negligent, not criminal", but Los Angeles' District Attorney could still overturn that decision.
In the accident, Jenner's Cadillac Escalade rear-ended Kimberly Howe's auto , pushing it into oncoming traffic, where it was struck head-on by a Hummer.
Sources from the L.A. County D.A's office tell TMZ that the case reviewers ruled that the accident was a matter of negligence rather than that of a criminal nature. However, Jenner is not off the hook completely: the District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, can still move forward with filing criminal charges, but insiders say that is unlikely.
Caitlyn Jenner on Tuesday filed a petition to legally change her name and registered gender.
A single misdemeanor manslaughter charge could mean a year long jail sentence.
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had been investigating Jenner in connection with the deadly multi-car crash that took place in Malibu, California eight months ago.
It had previously been established that Jenner was not using her phone at the time of the crash, and police have stated that she was driving within the speed limit.
In August questions were raised about whether or not Jenner would face manslaughter charges for the fatal auto accident. About the possibility of going to jail, Jenner told Lauer, "The media wants that picture, don't they?" The Men's County Jail.
"Something like this, a tragedy like this, you'll never get over it", Jenner said. "I will say the men's county jail, it is an enormous problem that they would put trans women in a men's county jail".