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Suspect in 2010 boating accident to be tried Oct. 17

Published 9:37pm Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The man arrested in connection with a September 2010 boating accident on Lake Martin that resulted in the death of a Montgomery woman has a court date.

Brian Alan Little will go on trial Oct. 17 after being indicted on counts of homicide by vessel and failure to render aid by an Elmore County grand jury on April 15. The former is a felony that carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.

Little, a 27-year-old Montgomery native, pled not guilty to both charges on May 6.

As previously reported in The Outlook, on the night of Sept. 5, Little was allegedly driving a pontoon boat that struck and killed 26-year-old Montgomery resident Ashley Williams.

According to Sgt. Gary Buchanan, nine people were on the boat that night. Williams was standing near the bow before falling off and being hit by the propeller around 11 p.m.

Little was not at the scene of the accident at 11:20 p.m. when Buchanan arrived. Two days later, Little made contact with the marine police, and he was arrested on Sept. 17.

The incident occurred at the Tallassee Slough, located between the Anchor Bay Marina and the Kowaliga bridge. The group tried to view the Labor Day Weekend concert at the Lake Martin Amphitheater from the water prior to the accident.