Bond set for suspect in traffic death

July 31, 2008 3:49:52 PM PDT
Bond is set at $750,000 for a Bellwood man in connection with the death of motorcycle rider.Twenty-nine-year-old Fredrick Griffin is charged with reckless homicide. DuPage County prosecutors say Griffin was driving in west suburban Addison July 24 when his SUV rear-ended Frank MacNaught's motorcycle.

Attorneys claim Griffin backed his car into reverse and drove over MacNaught so he wouldn't file a police report. MacNaught died a short time later. Griffin's family said they are devastated.

"I just want to say I'm sorry to the family, my deepest sympathy to the family. I really am. I really am 'cause I know that's somebody's son," said Eyvonne Griffin, suspect's mother.

Griffin is also charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving with a revoked license. If convicted, he could face 14 years in prison.


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