She drove with dying man on windshield
A substance-abuse counsellor who drove three kilometres through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield has been convicted of second-degree murder, drunken driving and hit-and-run charges.
Sherry Lynn Wilkins showed no response as the Superior Court jury returned with its verdict Tuesday afternoon.
Prosecutors say Wilkins' blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit for driving when she struck 31-year-old Phillip Moreno in November 2012 in suburban Torrance.
The 52-year-old defendant testified she drank three tiny bottles of vodka and a can of beer that night and was not drunk.
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