Vermont woman answers to fatal crash charges

Posted at: 05/18/2013 10:25 AM | Updated at: 05/19/2013 8:25 AM
By: Associated Press

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FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) - A 31-year-old Vermont woman arrested after a fatal crash in upstate New York has been convicted of drunken and reckless driving. But a jury acquitted her of manslaughter and homicide.
The Glens Falls Post Star ( reports Cassie Earley of Arlington, Vt., cried when she heard the Washington County jury's verdict Friday.
Prosecutors said her blood alcohol level was 0.18 percent when she crashed into an oncoming car at 7 a.m. on July 29 in the town of Hebron. That's more than twice the legal limit. The crash killed 83-year-old Vincent Muro Sr., of West Rutland, Vt. A passenger in Muro's car was injured.
She was tried on charges including drunken driving, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.
Earley faces up to a year in prison when she's sentenced June 14.

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