According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, the conference will be held at 8:45 a.m. at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
Santa Ana resident Steven Newcomer is charged with homicide in the death of Kimberly Krause, 32, on April 12, 2012.
According to authorities, the victim was riding her moped eastbound on Chapman Avenue around 8:45 p.m. near Pioneer Lane.
After she legally passed through the intersection on a green light, she was struck by a car making an illegal left turn in front of the victim without yielding to oncoming traffic, say police.
Newcomer’s SUV collided with the moped, throwing the women from her vehicle. Police say the driver stopped briefly at the scene, then fled to a friend’s nearby home.
Krause was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to a hospital where she died from multiple blunt force traumatic injuries.
Authorities say that Newcomer not only left the scene of the accident, but also failed to summon emergency help.
When police contacted him, he allegedly displayed “objective signs of alcohol intoxication including bloodshot eyes and emitting a strong odor of alcohol.”
Three hours after the crash, Newcomer had a blood alcohol content of .14 percent, said police.