Eish! 5.2.2014 12:36 pm

Woman who drove with dying man on her car found guilty of murder

The shattered windshield of  Sherry Lynn Wilkins who drove over 3km with a man on her car, has been convicted of second-degree-murder.

The shattered windshield of Sherry Lynn Wilkins who drove over 3km with a man on her car, has been convicted of second-degree-murder.

A woman who drove over 3km with a dying man on her car has been found guilty of second-degree murder, hit-and-run and drunk driving.

Sherry Lynn Wilkins showed no response as the Superior Court jury in Los Angeles returned with its verdict, the Mail Online reported.

Prosecutors said the substance abuse counsellor had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit when she struck Phillip Moreno, 31, in November 2012.

Deputy District Attorney John Harlan said the force of the crash punched a hole in the passenger side of Wilkins’ window. Moreno lost his shoes and pants, but she didn’t stop to render aid or call for help.

She only stopped when passing motorists noticed the scene and were able to swarm her car at a traffic light, holding her there while they waited for police to arrive.

Wilkins, 52, a former addict, claimed she had been drinking but wasn’t drunk. She told the court  Moreno ‘flew’ onto her car. She panicked and kept driving until other motorists told her to pull over.

She faces a maximum sentence of 45 years to life.

 

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