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Woman in Colorado dragging death to be released early

October 2, 2019 GMT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman convicted in the death of a tow truck driver who was dragged by her vehicle is set to be released early from prison.

KKTV-TV reports that, according to the Department of Corrections, Detra Farries has been accepted into a community corrections program in Arapahoe County.

A Colorado Springs jury convicted Farries of vehicular homicide and other charges in the 2011 death of Allen Lew Rose.

She was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors said that Farries drove off as Rose was preparing to tow her SUV. He died after getting caught in a cable he had attached to her vehicle.

Farries’ attorneys insisted that she didn’t realize Rose was being dragged.

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Information from: KKTV-TV, http://www.kktv.com/