The suspect accused of hitting and killing a woman in Braintree on Thursday faced a judge in Quincy on Monday.
Ryan Brady, 34, was arraigned at the Quincy District Court on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing death.
Court proceedings were halted after the husband of the victim cried out “murderer!” in court, and another woman fainted and was taken to the hospital.
Brady sobbed openly in court as the district attorney described the incident. A witness says Brady’s car stopped briefly, then continued on.
Prosecutors say Brady admitted he was behind the wheel and heard a knocking noise and slowed down, but didn’t see anything. He then told police he drove to a restaurant to pick up Chinese food.
A judge set bail at $10,000.
The victim’s husband said he was not moved by the defendant’s tears and believes it was a play for leniency.
Police said the woman was hit Thursday afternoon at around 5 p.m. near the intersection of Shaw and Commercial streets. A front grill to a 2000-2002 Mazda 626 sedan was left at the scene.
Irina Hyde, 62, was rushed to South Shore Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
“She was just on her way to get her citizenship,” said Hyde’s husband, Tony Hyde. The couple had been married for five years. “She was the kindest, most beautiful woman I ever met. It was a pleasure being her husband, everyone loved her.”