Man pleads not guilty in deadly Albany hit-and-run

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A man is now charged in the hit-and-run death of Tanisha Brathwaite. Nsikak Okure, 34, appeared in court on Monday morning.

Braithwaite, 31, was killed in September at the corner of Clinton Avenue and North Swan Street.

With his attorneys by his side, Okure pleaded not guilty to an 11 count indictment. The indictment alleges that on September 14 on Clinton Avenue in Albany, Okure recklessly operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of a significant amount of alcohol, in a way that caused the death of Braithwaite. Okure is also accused of leaving the scene without reporting it.

Braithwaite’s family tells NewsChannel 13 she was walking home from work, when she was hit.

The judge decided Okure would go to jail and will need to apply for bail.

Now they say seeing the man they believe is responsible go to jail gave the family a little bit of peace. They say they can rest knowing that someone has been arrested.