Co-Defendant in Barry Moss hit and run case pleads guilty

Posted at 11:43 AM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 11:44:30-05

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announcing that 56-year-old Lynne Laettner of Hamburg has pleaded guilty to charges of Perjury in the Third Degree for providing false testimony in front of an Erie County Grand Jury regarding the death of Barry Moss.

Laettner is a close friend of Gabriele Ballowe who was driving on Route 5 in Evans in December of 2013 when she struck and killed 52-year-old Barry Moss and fled the scene.

In October, Ballowe pleaded guilty to Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting Resulting in Serious Physical Injury and will be sentenced December 20, 2016 by Justice Burns.

Justice Burns sentenced Laettner to a one year conditional discharge which means she must stay out of legal trouble for a year or she faces a jail term of up to one year.