First appearances for Lawson, Drudy in Cape Coral canal crash case

The family of two young boys who died after a car crashed into a canal in Cape Coral now believes they’re closer to justice.

The boys’ father, Kenneth Wayne Lawson, and his girlfriend Julia Ann Drudy faced a judge Saturday for the first time after being arrested on Friday.

Kenneth Lawson’s bond was set at $550,000 and Julia Drudy’s bond was set at $10,000. Drudy turned herself in Friday night after Cape Coral police held a press conference stating that Lawson had been arrested and that they were looking for her.

Drudy was in the vehicle at the time of the Nov. 25 crash that killed the two boys, John Wayne, 10, and Titus, 7. She was charged with a moving traffic violation while Lawson was charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter and for driving with a suspended license.

Suspects Kenneth Lawson and Julia Drudy. Credit: via Cape Coral Police Department.

WINK News went to the home where Drudy was arrested and learned that she’d only been staying there for a week. The people who live in the home say they had no idea she was involved with the case.

Drudy will be back in court Dec. 21 while Lawson won’t be back in court until Jan. 4.

Brothers 10-yer-old John Wayne and 7-year-old Titus. Credit: WINK News.
Reporter:Andrea Guerrero
Writer:Drew Hill
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