Arraignment for woman in fatal Back Bay crash postponed


BOSTON ( -- A woman who had been arrested in a crash that killed a young couple in the Back Bay Saturday was released Tuesday afternoon after her arraignment postponed.

Ghuzlan Alghazali, 26, of Allston, was expected to be arraigned Tuesday on two counts of motor vehicle homicide, one count of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and one count of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. But Tuesday afternoon, the court had released Alghazali.

"Because interviews through the past 48 hours have yielded certain conflicting information, police and prosecutors have agreed that the investigation would be best served by postponing any arraignment until further canvassing and evidentiary analysis are complete," a statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office read. "We've advised the Campbell and Lanzillotti families of this decision and assured them that every step we take in this probe is with the intention of seeing justice done for them and their loved ones."

Alghazali was arrested overnight in connection to the Beacon Street crash that killed Jessica Campbell and her boyfriend, John Lanzillotti.

The pair were out for a walk on Saturday when they were hit by a car. Police say Alghazali was behind the wheel. The 26-year-old is accused of running a red light, then crashing into another car. One of the cars slammed into Campbell and Lanzillotti, killing both of them.

A 29-year-old man was in the car with Alghazali at the time of the crash. He reportedly told officers he was driving the car. Police say they plan on charging him with misleading investigators.

John Seed, the attorney for both of the car's occupants, said that both of his clients were "grief stricken" over the crash. "They are very deeply religious people and are having hard time dealing with the fact two young lives were lost as a result of this accident."