It was last March when Halie McDonald was killed in a crash in Montgomery County. The 16 year old’s good friend 18 year old Daniel Freund was behind the wheel. Just last week Freund was arrested and charged with negligent homicide. This week he made his first court appearance on the charge in Conroe. His attorney released a statement asking the public not to rush to judge the Caney Creek baseball player. His attorney also sent out condolences to the family of the victim Halie McDonald. See release below:
Our criminal justice system is set up to protect the rights of all those accused. We ask that no one rush to judgement as all the facts are not yet known. We have been retained to represent Daniel, however, at this time we have not been given access to the State’s evidence.
We send our heartfelt condolences to Halie’s family in their time of grief. While we realize that nothing can replace the loss they have endured we ask that the public give the justice system time to develop and scrutinize all the facts and evidence in this case.
We will do our very best to defend our client and at the same time be respectful of the loss the family has endured. This case is truly a tragedy for everyone involved.