For Immediate Release
Nov. 10, 2030
A 22-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in the fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian, Zahara Kathawalla, dob: 2/2/7/1993, who was crossing the street near 43rd and Main Street in the early morning hours of June 21, 2020, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Shabazz L. Frencher, dob: 1/19/1998, faces DWI -- Death of Another not a Passenger or Involuntary Manslaughter 1st Degree, Leaving the Scene of an Accident; and Driving While Revoked.*
According to court documents, the defendant admitted she consumed a bottle of liquor and six shots in Westport before driving with a passenger and engaging in a drag race with another vehicle on Main Street. The vehicle exceeded 90 mph in a 35 mph zone and struck a pedestrian crossing Main Street, doing 67 mph at the time of impact with the victim.
The defendant was recently taken into custody.
Prosecutors requested a $50,000 bond.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.