Duo charged in deadly hit-and-run violate judge's orders; bond revoked

- Criminal defendant Miriam Marti was handcuffed on the spot as she stood next to her attorney in court Wednesday.

Marti and her co-defendant, Tracy Wood face charges involving a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed an 80-year-old pedestrian back in March.

Marti was out on bond but was apparently caught breaking the judge's rules. Now they'll both be in jail.

Investigators say the victim of the hit-and-run, Felix De la Uz was able to push his wife out of the way of the car Marti and Wood were allegedly in.

De la Uz died, but his wife survived.

Surveillance video appears to show Marti and Wood fleeing the scene. The duo was found hiding in the woods days later.

As part of Marti's bond conditions, she was ordered not to have any contact with Wood, who remained in jail, but prosecutors said they communicated anyway.

Prosecutor Aaron Hubbard came armed with recorded jailhouse calls between the two, as well as a call between Woods and his mother, who warns him about communicating with Marti. 

"She also got in trouble for accepting phone calls from you, so you might get in trouble for that too," Woods' mother tells him.

After hearing several minutes of recorded jail calls, Hillsborough Circuit Judge Tom Barber made up his mind.

"They're going to jail. Both will have their bonds revoked for a violation of Judge Conrad's order," ruled Barber.

No new court dates have been set in the case.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Duo charged in deadly hit-and-run violate judge's orders; bond revoked
  • From war to whiskey, former Green Berets will open St. Pete distillery
  • Florida Poly hopes to change future of transportation with new research center
  • Tampa's flood control canal gets 50-year checkup
  • Power outage reported at Busch Gardens
  • Do you know who this woman is?
  • Tampa remembers prominent local attorney, Barry Cohen
  • Kavanaugh accuser Blasey Ford agrees to speak to Senate; terms to be negotiated
  • Local nonprofit helping pets displaced by Florence
  • Woman walking along US 19 with children hit by car