Woman charged with murder after deadly Leslie County crash appears in court again

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HYDEN, Ky. (WYMT) - Update July 11, 2018

The woman accused of killing Paige Hays last year appeared in court again Wednesday.

Alyssa Noble was ordered to come back to court July 19.

She faces charges of murder, wanton endangerment and assault.

Update June 6, 2018
The woman charged with murder in connection with an August crash pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

A grand jury indicted Alyssa Noble earlier this year.

She is accused of hitting Paige Hays and another woman the day of the eclipse.

Hays died.

Noble also faces three counts of wanton endangerment and one count of assault.

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A Leslie County woman, connected to a deadly crash, has now been charged with murder.

Prosecutors filed the charges Tuesday against Alyssa Noble.

Noble is accused of crashing her car in downtown Hyden back on August 21st, 2017, killing Paige Hays and injuring another woman.

"It's a relief, you know. I think she should have been arrested a long time ago before this ever happened," said Louise Johnson, Paige Hays' mother. "We'll never get another day to tell her how much we love her and how much she meant to us and how proud we are of her. Now I get to go to her grave and tell her."

She is also charged with assault, 4 counts of wanton endangerment, DUI, reckless driving, drug possession and public intoxication.

"Paige was standing right there, on a day like today, and she was just murdered," said Rhonda Belcher, who was also hit in the same crash that killed Hays.

Noble was already in jail in Leslie County at the time the warrant was served.

She had previously pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a separate case in Clay County, but was not sentenced to jail time there.

Noble's arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27.

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