Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run Boating Crash Held Without Bond; Victim Remembered as Beloved Mother, Wife

The man who has been charged in connection with a recent fatal hit and run boating accident was ordered to be held without bond while awaiting trial.  

According to the Department of Natural Resources Police, Laura Leigh Slattery (pictured above on the right), 63, of Pasadena, died after her boat was struck by another boat while entering the Magothy River on the evening of July 3, 2022.  "The second vessel's operator fled the area and was last seen entering Deep Creek, Cape St. Claire, after the accident," authorities said in a press release.

This weekend, authorities anmounced the arrest of 48 year old Brownell Henry Edds, Jr., of Annapolis.  Edds (pictured above on the left) is charged with negligent manslaughter and was denied bail on August 15 during a hearing inside the Glen Burnie District Court.  

Inside an online obituary, Ms. Slattery's family said she loved the beach, family, her relationship with Jesus, and her friends. "She was very outgoing and kind," the obituary reads. "Laura was a vibrant spirit and liked to dance and travel."