MURDER USA: DUI driver Callie Schwarzman entered a guilty plea to DUI homicide for killing grandmother and grandchild taking a morning walk; sentenced to 10 years in prison
In Baltimore County Circuit Court following her indictment on multiple DWI homicide charges, Callie Schwarzman entered guilty pleas to two counts of negligent manslaughter and on Dec. 2, 2019, was sentenced to ten years in prison.
TIMONIUM, MD. – Baltimore County Police report that they have charged a repeat offender drunk driver with driving while impaired and multiple driving intoxicated homicide counts when she mowed down a woman and her granddaughter and killing them both in the process.
Police charged the woman responsible for striking and killing a woman and her grandchild for the death of the two victims who were taking a morning walk.
Callie Noble Schwarzman, 22, of 221 Chantry Road in Timonium, Md., was arrested on July 25, 2018, on a warrant for violation of probation for a drunk driving offense in Carroll County in June of 2017. Investigators obtained a warrant for her arrest for DUI and vehicular homicide charges related to the deaths of 60-year-old Deborah Limmer and 5-year-old Delaney Gaddis.
Baltimore County Police report that the Baltimore County Crash Team continues their investigation into the deadly crash that took place on July 24, 2018. The preliminary findings indicate that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Girdwood Road when Schwarzman lost control just south of Treherne Road, veering across the roadway and onto the sidewalk, striking Deborah Limmer and Delaney Gaddis, who was being pushed in a stroller up the sidewalk toward Treherne Road. The vehicle returned to the roadway and stopped just before Londonderry Road.
Deborah Limmer was a nurse at Sinai Hospital.
The family of Deborah A. Limmer, 60, and Delaney Marie Gaddis, 5, of Shrewsbury, Pa., will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, at Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, 2325 York Road in Timonium.
Baltimore County Police say that during the course of the initial investigation, a search warrant for the Kia Sorento that Schwarzman was driving at the time of the crash was obtained and evidence of alcohol and controlled dangerous substance was recovered. Schwarzman, who was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, consented to a blood test which was submitted to the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division for analysis. The results of the test remain pending.
After consulting with the State’s Attorney for Baltimore County, Schwarzman is preliminarily charged by Baltimore County Police Officer Weber with the following traffic-related offenses and remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Jail pending a bail review hearing:
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
- Driving While Impaired by Alcohol
- Driving While so far Impaired by Drugs/ Drugs & Alcohol Cannot Drive Safely
- Driving While Impaired by Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS)
- Negligent Manslaughter by Automobile (2 counts)
- Homicide by Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol (2 counts)
- Homicide by Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Drugs (2 counts)
- Homicide by Motor Vehicle While Impaired by CDS (2 counts)
Schwarzman was charged by the Baltimore County Vice Unit Officer J. Schiner on Feb. 23, 2018, with failure to control a vehicle speed to avoid a collision while operating a 2004 Dodge. A trial date of Sept. 13, 2018, is set for Baltimore County District Court.
In a plea deal with the Carroll County States Attorney on Sept. 14, 2017, Schwarzman was given Probation Before Judgment on a DWI charge. THE DEAL: No fine and no time with probation until Sept. 14, 2018. The violation of the probation was triggered by her act of killing Deborah Limmer, 60, and 5-year-old Delaney Gaddis.
Schwarzman entered a guilty plea on Sept. 16, 2016, in District Court for Baltimore County to failing to yield to another vehicle when turning left on Greenside Drive and Cranbrook Road while operating a 2004 Subaru. THE DEAL: a verdict of Probation Before Judgement and a fine of $74.50. A fine of $100 was assessed on Aug. 3, 2015, and a verdict of Probation Before Judgement for a charged of failing to stop after a collision involving damage to an occupied vehicle. Schwarzman was provided a free attorney courtesy of the taxpayers of Maryland to make this deal with the prosecutor.
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On Monday, July 23rd, the lives of Deborah Limmer and her granddaughter Delaney Gaddis were tragically taken when a young driver lost control of her vehicle, ran up on the sidewalk, and struck them while they were taking a morning walk. The families and friends of the two beautiful souls are devastated, and they are trying to find a way to make sense of their losses, heartbreak, and sorrow.
Delaney, known as Laney to her family, was 5 years old; a life was taken from this world just as it was beginning. She was a beautiful little girl who loved her family, friends and enjoyed playing animals. Her smile and laughter would light up the atmosphere the moment she would walk into a room. Her mother and father are devastated at the loss of their precious child.
Deborah, 60, was an ICU nurse who spent her nights taking care of those who needed it. She was a funny, vibrant, and loving mother and grandmother. Deborah’s family and friends are heartbroken by the loss of their cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.
Both will be sorely missed, and always remembered as the amazing people they were.
This fund is to help the families with memorial and funeral costs, as well as any grieving and support services they may need. Every penny will go to assisting them with what they need, so that they may focus on being there for one another.
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Deborah and Delaney, you are loved to the moon and back, and you will be forever missed and remembered. May you rest in peace precious Angels!!