Woman to Face Homicide by Vehicle Charges in Hit-&-Run Death of West Philadelphia 5-Year-Old Xavier Moy - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Woman to Face Homicide by Vehicle Charges in Hit-&-Run Death of West Philadelphia 5-Year-Old Xavier Moy

Xavier Moy died after being struck by a car in West Philadelphia on June 22

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    Nearly two weeks after a 5-year-old boy was struck and killed while playing in a West Philadelphia street, a suspect is accused in Xavier Moy's death.

    Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's office announced homicide by vehicle, fleeing a deadly crash and involuntary manslaughter charges against Anisa Thompson Thursday.

    Moy, 5, was hit along the 5000 block of Irving Street back on June 22, police said. 

    Family members said the boy was playing in the street with others when a sedan rolled down the street and struck him.

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    The driver left the scene after the crash.

    Bail for Thompson is expected to be set at $500,000, Krasner spokesman Ben Waxman said. 

    Later Thursday, a lawyer for Thompson issued a statement, saying Thompson is cooperating with police and turned herself in to "maintain that same level of cooperation."

    Attorney Thomas Kenny also said that Thompson's lawyers had conducted their own investigation into the crash, and believed that she would be vindictated.

    “We mourn the passing of this young child and hope that his family is able to find comfort and peace in these most difficult of times," the statement read. "However, we firmly believe that our client is not responsible for his death. The allegations against our client remain unproven and there are significant issues in the case which bode well for her defense."