Mother of teen killed at bus stop speaks out in court

Grants Pass, Ore. — The man accused of hitting and killing a Grants Pass teenager was back in court today.

Police say Christopher Faibish hit Malachi Batty with his truck earlier this month as batty was waiting for the school bus.

According to investigators, there were traces of heroin inside the truck.

Christopher Faibish was formally arraigned in court today.

He is facing charges of criminally negligent homicide and possession of a controlled substance – heroin.

Due to the large amount of evidence in the case, the district attorney asked for the status hearing to be pushed back six weeks.

But the judge is keeping a standard timeline of three weeks.

At the end of the hearing today, Malachi Batty’s mother unexpectedly spoke out clearly upset.

“This is my son, Malachi. And I don’t appreciate the way you guys have treated him. This is what i get,” she said.

The next court date for Faibish is set for April 10th.

NBC5 News Multimedia Journalist Elizabeth Ruiz was raised in Northern Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Journalism and Media Communication. She also minored in Spanish and studied in Spain. While at Colorado State, she was an anchor and reporter for CTV Channel 11.

Elizabeth loves Zumba dancing, singing and spending time with her family.

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