Motion Filed In Deadly Kingston Hit And Run

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WILKES-BARRE — State prosecutors are trying to prevent a defense attorney from representing his own daughter in an upcoming deadly hit and run trial in Luzerne County.

They recently filed a motion at the county courthouse.

Attorney Robert Panowicz’s daughter Megan is accused of being the first of three drivers to hit a woman on Wyoming Avenue in Kingston in 2008.

Investigators believe she took off and turned herself in the next morning

The state attorney general’s office says Robert Panowicz should not be allowed to represent his daughter because he was one of the first people she talked to before turning herself in to police, and prosecutors want to call him as one of their witnesses.

There is no word when a judge will make a ruling.