5 accused in running over Gwinnett County man may never stand trial

The parents of a man killed in a fatal motorcycle collision in 2014 are outraged that the alleged suspects may never stand trial.

After 60 minutes in a Gwinnett County courtroom, Donnie Gaylor stood by as five defendants appeared Wednesday in court on charges related to his son’s vehicular homicide case.

Brandon Gaylor, 24, was killed two years ago after being rear-ended on his motorcycle and run over while street racing with his girlfriend Noelle Gretziner, 24; Jennifer Schoeppler, 25; Andre Daniels, 20; and Titis Newsome, 24.

Gaylor was thrown from his bike on Duncan Creek Road then run over by Gretziner.

Gretzinger’s father, Gary Woodruff, is also charged for allegedly hiding his daughter’s car. 

In earlier reports, detectives said it took them three weeks to untangle the web of lies Gaylor's friends told trying to cover up his death.

The prosecutor told the Gaylor family the defendants are expected to take plea deals, however the Gaylors want the defendants to stand trial and face jail time, according to Channel 2 Action News.

“They left my son laying there,” Donnie Gaylor said. “Had they tried and my son still died, [I’d have] more sympathy, but they left him laying there.”

The judge set a plea hearing date in May.

The family will be allowed to give an impact statement and they’re hoping they can convey their loss well enough to be granted a trial, Channel 2 said.

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