Fatal Hit-and-Run Suspect To Be Released After Testing Positive for Amphetamines

Sandor Guillen will be released after testing positive for amphetamines. He is facing charges for the April 13 hit-and-run crash that killed Kaely Camacho

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    Sandor Guillen, 38, was back in court Monday after he was taken into custody for testing positive for amphetamines. His attorney Bruce Lehr presented documentation that he was approved to take the medication, and Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ellen Sue Venzer said she would allow Guillen to post bond and leave jail Tuesday as long as he meets drug testing requirements, though he will remain under house arrest. Camacho family spokesman Bruce Cease also spoke about the case.

    The man charged with killing a 13-year-old girl in southwest Miami-Dade in a fatal hit-and-run accident was back in court Monday after he was taken into custody for testing positive for amphetamines.

    Sandor Guillen, 38, was taken into custody Friday after a random urine test came back positive for amphetamines. In his court appearance Friday, Guillen said the test was positive because he was prescribed the medication Adderall for his attention deficit disorder, but he did not have the prescription with him.

    Kaely Camacho Laid to Rest

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    Kaely Camacho was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon in Kendall, five days after the 13-year-old was killed in a hit and run crash in southwest Miami-Dade. At least 250 people attended her funeral, remembering a teenager with a wonderful laugh. "I know Kaely deep down inside, if she was here, she wouldn?t want to see me crying, she wouldn?t want to see me upset, she?d want to see me smiling and laughing, because she always made me smile and laugh. That?s just who she was," said close friend Lucy Kealy.

    At Monday's hearing, Guillen's attorney presented documentation that he was approved to take the medication.

    Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ellen Sue Venzer spoke on the phone with the person who wrote the prescriptions – a Fort Lauderdale nurse practicioner who said she was under a doctor's supervision. The nurse practicioner confirmed that using a prescription pad that was already filled out, she decided whether or not to make the prescription for a patient.

    Kaely Camacho's Mother, Sister Speak at MADD Event

    [MI] Kaely Camacho's Mother, Sister Speak at MADD Event
    Angela and Bree Ann Camacho attended and spoke at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving event at Southwood Middle School on Monday. Angela Camacho talked about how emotional it was to be at the same event that her daughter went to last year, before she was killed in what police said was a hit-and-run crash in April. Helen Witty of MADD also spoke at the school Monday.

    "I am really uncomfortable with the fact that you go to Fort Lauderdale to have a controlled substance prescribed to you and you have not seen a doctor since 2011," Venzer told Guillen.

    Still, said she would allow Guillen to post bond and leave jail Tuesday as long as he meets drug testing requirements. He'll remain under house arrest.

    "He complied with everything he had to," said Guillen's attorney, Bruce Lehr. "What happens in (a) medical office, I have no idea and it is none of my concern."

    Guillen is facing charges including vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after the April 13 crash that killed Kaely Camacho. He has pleaded not guilty.

    Camacho was killed when Guillen’s Land Rover struck her father’s minivan, ripping it in half on Southwest 184th Street, police said. After Guillen’s car rammed into a tree and spun five times, he fled from the scene on foot but was quickly caught, officials said.

    Camacho was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center where she later died.

    “I think the judge made the proper decision based on what she saw,” said Bruce Cease, a spokesman for the Camacho family, about the judge’s decision Monday.

    Camacho's mother, Angela Camacho, attends every court session.

    "I do not want Kaely to be forgotten ever," she said.

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