The wife of a US diplomat accused of murdering a teenage boy in an accident will not face trial in a London court next week.
About two-and-a-half years after Harry Dunn’s death, Annie Sakoulas was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
However, it has been confirmed this morning that there will be no trial.
Prosecutors say the delay will allow for “ongoing” discussion with Sakoulas.
A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after the death of 19-year-old Harry Smash near RAF Crouton on August 27, 2019.
She was driving an SUV that involved a face-to-face collision with Harry.
Northamptonshire police said the car was moving on the wrong side of the road at the time.
Parents’ savage fight
The 44-year-old was able to leave the UK after claiming diplomatic immunity from the US government.
The US embassy confirmed that it was Sakulas behind the wheel of the car.
After the tragedy, Harry’s family is fighting to bring her back to the country.
Sakulas is the wife of US diplomat Jonathan Sakulas, who was stationed at the US intelligence base at the time of the crash.
Washington has refused to hand over the Sacolas, despite appeals from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb.
‘We Need Closure’
Former US President Donald Trump tried to engineer a meeting between Mrs. Sakoulas and Harry’s parents, Charlotte and Tim Dunn, during a summit at the White House.
At a meeting in October 2019, the family refused to take part in the adventure that spawned them – later described as an “ambush”.
This morning, Harry See’s parent spokesman, Rod Seeger, said: “We have full faith in the Crown Prosecution Service and look forward to hearing from them with further developments, hopefully in the coming days.
“Harry’s family is obviously looking forward to Tuesday’s hearing so they hope the agreement is reached soon.
“It is important to achieve justice and closure soon for their mental health.”
Speaking in December, a CPS spokesperson said: “Although everyone knows the challenges and complexities of this case, we are committed to seeking justice in this regard.
“Anne Sakoulas has the right to a fair trial.
“It is important to share any report, commentary or information online that may be prejudicial to any process.”