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Man charged with hitting, killing Flint teen while fleeing police now on trial

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(11/27/12) - A Flint family is still crying out for justice, more than a year after their little girl was hit by a van and killed.

Thirteen-year-old Misty Kurmas was on her way to church when she was hit by a man, running from police.

That man will be on trial this week, and Tuesday, Misty's family is praying that they finally find closure.

A Christmas tree stands in Misty's mother's living room, but they hang ornaments with heavy hearts.

"We're decorating our tree today and she's not here to help," said Martha Walker, Misty's mother. "The money's so drained right now after paying for everything, my kids aren't even going to have a Christmas."

This will be their second Christmas without Misty.

Mark Blount is charged with hitting and killing her. He was being chased by state police in Flint when investigators say he hit Misty as she crossed Tobias Street at Saginaw.

"He took my daughter's life," Walker said. "We gotta go... to the cemetery to see my daughter on the holidays and that's not fair."

Martha and her family are hoping for long-awaited justice. Wednesday, the jury will be selected for Blount's trial.

But this family's scars might never be fully healed.

"It's hard, I don't leave my house anymore, I'm scared to drive, I don't like my kids to be in cars, I don't like them walking around, I don't let them outside to play any more," Walker said.

And they're holding tight to each other while they wait for the outcome.

"We might not have anything to put under [the Christmas tree], but at least her spirit is still her a little bit."

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