Woman Guilty for Running Over Boyfriend
Updated: Friday, March 1 2013, 02:23 PM EST
CIRCLEVILLE (AP) -- A jury has found a central Ohio woman not guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide after she ran over and killed her boyfriend in their driveway during a heated argument in 2011.
The jury in Circleville, south of Columbus, reached its verdict Thursday following the trial of 39-year-old Holly Patterson.
Prosecutors said Patterson disregarded the safety of her fiance Robert Kelly as she sped down the long driveway as he was running beside her. She said she was fleeing from him following a violent outburst.
The Circleville Herald reports that Patterson contended that the windows of the vehicle were still foggy when she accidentally ran over the 36-year-old Kelly while trying to get away from him.
The jury deliberated about an hour and 15 minutes before reaching the verdict.
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