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Family still searching for closure after fatal hit and run arrest

Posted at 11:39 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 23:39:22-05
An Essex man has been arrested and charged in the August hit-and-run death of a man walking home from a friend's house.
 
The incident left the family of Keith Tawney searching for answers. For Denise Tawney-Cohill, his mother, and her husband, Mark, it's been a trying few months.
 
 
Tawney was killed on North Point Boulevard near Cove Road when he was hit by a vehicle that didn't stop. Tawney died at the scene, police said.
 
"I just don't know what kind of person can sleep at night knowing that," Tawney-Cohill said from her home Monday evening.
 
Baltimore County Police initiated a months-long investigation, following tips from community members and the Cohill's themselves. Monday, prosecutors indicted, arrested and charged 29-year-old Daniel Lawrence. He faces three related counts.
 
 
The Cohill's, who said they could have forgiven the driver if they turned around, believe cops got the right person.
 
"You could have stopped and called 9-1-1 and maybe saved my sons life," Tawney-Cohill said.
 
For now they have his memory.
 
The Cohill's said they will be at every court appearance as this case moves through the legal system.
 
Lawrence is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning, according to online court records.
 
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