The state is responding after a woman charged with killing a mother and daughter in a crash claimed her charges don’t fit the crime.
Police say Elexus Groves and Paul Garcia stole a van and crashed into Shaunna Arredondo’s car last year.
Arredondo and her 14-year-old daughter died.
Groves is charged with two counts of first degree murder because the deaths occurred during a felony crime.
Last month, Groves’ attorney filed a motion to dismiss those charges, saying the intent to kill isn’t there. However, the state says a jury should make that decision, not the court.
A hearing is set for March 19.