Man charged with hit and run murder of elementary school teacher to appear in court today

The man, investigators, said she hit and killed a Greenville County teacher as she was crossing a road on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. 33, of Taylors, was shot and killed around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6 on Sulfur Springs Road. McMorris went to court first and said “Hi! A wave of the hand, followed by “mother ****** s”. He was then escorted out of the courtroom. McMorris was escorted back to the courtroom fifteen minutes later. Carli’s mother, Wanda, read a statement on behalf of Carli and her family. She told the court that Carli’s husband was receiving hospital medical care after the trauma he suffered when he saw Carli get hit and killed. Carli’s father died two months ago, his mother said. “Carli was the glue that united her brother and sisters. Carli and her husband got married in November. “Just crossing the street is now a risk of life or death,” she said. She told the court that McMorris not only stole Carli’s life but also stole the town of Greenville. Carli’s mother said she found a newborn outfit at Carli’s house. She says Carli intended to tell her husband that she was pregnant. Carli’s mother clarified after court that Carlia was trying to get pregnant. Several times during the hearing, McMorris continued to say that he had done nothing. He said someone else was driving his truck and it was robbed. Simmons ruled that McMorris should be held without bail. Simmons also ordered McMorris to have no contact with Carli’s family. McMorris shrugged and said, “I have nothing to do with this… they keep denigrating my name.” McMorris is charged with hit and run with death, reckless homicide, repeat offender causing death when the license was suspended, canceled, or revoked, and driving under a third suspension offense, according to the centre’s website County Detention Center RELATED: Investigators Identify Suspect in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Greenville County Teacher on Bicycle RELATED: Investigators Identify Suspect in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Greenville A County Teacher Cycling Investigators said Soukup was stopped heading west at the Swamp Rabbit Trail crosswalk and a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado from McMorris was heading north on Sulfur Spring Road. Soukup entered the crosswalk on a bicycle and the truck put on a red light, hitting her, soldiers said. Soukup taught fifth grade at Mitchell Road Elementary School.

The investigating man said he struck and killed a Greenville County teacher as she crossed a road on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, appearing in court on Wednesday morning.

Mantavious McMorris was arrested Tuesday night and appeared at a morning bail hearing before Judge LaTonya Simmons.

Carli Brewer Soukup, 33, of Taylors, was shot and killed around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6 on Sulfur Springs Road.

McMorris went to court first and said “Hi! A wave of the hand followed by “mother ****** s”.

He was then escorted out of the courtroom.

McMorris was escorted back to the courtroom fifteen minutes later.

Carli’s mother, Wanda, read a statement on behalf of Carli and her family.

She told the court that Carli’s husband was receiving hospital medical care after the trauma he suffered when he saw Carli get hit and killed.

Carli’s father died two months ago, his mother said. “Carli was the glue that held her brother and sisters together.” Carli and her husband got married in November.

“Just crossing the street is now a risk of life or death,” she said.

She told the court that McMorris not only stole Carli’s life but also stole the town of Greenville.

Carli’s mother said she found a newborn outfit at Carli’s house. She says Carli intended to tell her husband that she was pregnant.

Carli’s mother clarified after court that Carlia was trying to get pregnant.

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On several occasions during the hearing, McMorris continued to say that he had done nothing. He said someone else was driving his truck and it was robbed.

Simmons ruled that McMorris should be held without bail.

Simmons also ordered McMorris to have no contact with Carli’s family. McMorris shrugged and said, “I have nothing to do with this… they keep denigrating my name.”

McMorris is charged with hit and run with death, reckless homicide, repeat offender causing death when the license was suspended, canceled or revoked, and driving under a third suspension offense, according to the website of the Greenville County Detention Center.

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Investigators said Soukup was stopped heading west at the Swamp Rabbit Trail crosswalk and a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado from McMorris was heading north on Sulfur Spring Road.

Soukup entered the crosswalk on a bicycle and the truck put on a red light, hitting her, soldiers said.

Soukup taught fifth grade at Mitchell Road Elementary School.

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