YONKERS, N.Y. -- A Mount Vernon woman was arraigned Wednesday on manslaughter charges stemming from an incident in which she was accused of running over a Yonkers woman with her car, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office said.
District Attorney Janet DiFiore said Carla Scott, 35, of 20 N. Eighth Ave., Mount Vernon, was arraigned on a four-count indictment charging her with one count of first-degree manslaughter, a Class B felony; one count of second-degree manslaughter, a Class C felony; one count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a Class D felony; and one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class D felony.
Scott is accused of causing the death of Glynis Pinto, of Yonkers.
“Using a 3,500-pound vehicle to resolve a dispute over a man, as alleged in the indictment, has resulted in disastrous results for all involved," Fiore said in a statement. "The victim spent the last seconds of her life clinging to the hood of a car, and now the defendant, will ultimately spend a good portion of her future in prison.”
On April 18, about 5:30 p.m., the defendant, who was parked at the corner of Warburton and Babcock avenues in Yonkers, drove her 2009 Mercedes Benz auto striking the victim, Glynis Pinto, who was standing in front of her car, authorities said. As a result, Pinto was launched onto the car's hood.
According to authorities, Scott continued to drive with Pinto hanging onto the hood for about 30 yards, until Pinto was thrust backward onto the road, and both wheels on the right side of the vehicle ran over her. Pinto sustained multiple fractures and internal injuries, causing her death, authorities said. The defendant fled the scene, according to the indictment.
Scott was arrested on April 22 after a joint effort by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, the Yonkers Police Department and FBI developed information regarding the her whereabouts.
Scott remains in jail and the case was adjourned until June 9, authorities said.
Scott faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison, authorities said.
Assistant District Attorney Christine O’Connor and Assistant District Attorney Kerrie Williams of the Superior Court Trial Bureau are prosecuting the case, Fiore said.
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