Woman Gets Seven Years for Backing Over Girlfriend

4 years 4 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, November 19 2013 Nov 19, 2013 Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:53:12 AM CST November 19, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A southeast Missouri woman was sentenced to seven years in prison for backing over and killing her girlfriend during an argument.

Thirty-year-old Angelia Hanson was sentenced Monday for the July death of 43-year-old Jody Lane in Cape Girardeau. She pleaded guilty in October to first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

The Southeast Missourian reports Hanson dragged Lane several feet before realizing she had hit her. Testimony at a preliminary hearing indicated that Hanson believed Lane had gone back into the house after the argument and thought she had run over a curb when she backed up.

Prosecutors acknowledged Hanson had no criminal intent but said she had a pattern of reckless behavior including several drug and alcohol-related charges and a 2005 assault on a law enforcement officer.

 

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