Preliminary hearing rescheduled for Montevallo woman facing murder and reckless driving charges

Published 4:21 pm Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A preliminary hearing was rescheduled for a second time Wednesday morning involving a Montevallo woman facing charges including murder and reckless driving in conjunction with a head-on collision Sept. 6 that resulted in a fatality.

Amanda Rhoden Kizzire, 31, of Montevallo was arrested and faces charges of murder, driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Kizzire was scheduled to appear in front of Chilton County Judge Rhonda Hardesty Wednesday morning after her initial preliminary hearing on Sept. 25 was rescheduled.

Kizzire’s legal representation was not present during the time of the hearing.

Kizzire was also not present at the hearing.

Due to Kizzire’s request for her $150,000 bond to be lowered, Hardesty decided to reschedule the preliminary hearing for Nov. 6 at 9 a.m.

Kizzire’s charges stem from a crash that occurred on Sept. 6 at 5:40 a.m. when a motorcycle driven by David Thomas Bryant, 35, of Jemison and SUV driven by Kizzire collided head-on near County Road 95.

Calera Police Department Sgt. Deven Heathcock said Bryant was killed at the scene and Kizzire was transported to UAB and treated for injuries.

She was released from the hospital later that day.

Kizzire was arrested by the Calera Police Department on Sept. 9. CPD issued an arrest warrant for the three charges of murder, driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Although the wreck happened inside Chilton County, the portion of the road near the wreck is patrolled by the Calera Police Department within the city of Calera’s jurisdiction.

Kizzire is currently being held in the Chilton County Jail on a $150,000 bond.