Posted on March 27, 2021

Woman Charged with Murder in Alleged Street Racing Crash Posts Video Blaming Grandmother Killed in Wreck

Carol Robinson,, March 24, 2021

Relatives of a grandmother killed when she was hit by a woman police say was street racing are livid after the suspect posted a Facebook video with harsh words for the victim.

Carmesia Flannigan, 22, is charged with murder, leaving the scene of an accident with injury and unlawful possession of a controlled substance in the Sunday-morning death of 52-year-old Brandy Ballard.


Following her release from jail, Flannigan posted a seven-minute video laced with expletives during which she said, “That old ass lady swerved in my lane.”


“I was so mad I cried,’’ said Tabatha Moore, Ballard’s niece, after viewing the videos. {snip}

“There’s no remorse,’’ Moore said. “There’s no heart involved. I want it stopped.”

Jefferson County prosecutors on Wednesday morning filed to have Flannigan’s bond revoked, and District Judge Katrina Ross granted that request, issuing a warrant for her arrest and ordered she be held without bond. {snip}


At the time of her arrest Monday, she was already awaiting trial on a first-degree domestic violence charge from earlier this year and a burglary charge from last year.


Assistant District Attorney Jason Wilson, in court records filed Wednesday morning, filed bond revocation motions for her two previous cases. As a condition of bond in those cases, Flannigan was to refrain from further criminal activity.

In that motion, Wilson says Flannigan violated those conditions when, on Sunday morning, she was racing her vehicle in excess of the speed limit on Arkadelphia Road when she crossed the center lie and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on.

“The defendant then fled the scene and falsely reported to law enforcement that her vehicle had been stolen and that she, the defendant, was in Atlanta. {snip}


In the Facebook video, a defiant Flannigan said she’s been wrongly accused, “But I’m not mad. I handle my (expletive) like a mother (expletive) OG would,’’ she said. “Yeah, she dead. She dead but I didn’t do it. She did it to her mother (expletive) self because she ran into me.”