Woman gets 5-year sentence for vehicular homicide

Woman gets 5-year sentence for vehicular homicide

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany woman, convicted for crashing into a pedestrian with her car and killing her, was sentenced to five years in prison Monday morning.

27 year old Demetria Harris was found guilty by a jury in October of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, hit and run and six other traffic charges. She was given a 15 year total sentence, the first five to be served in prison; ten on probation.

Investigators say in June 2014 Hill struck 31 year old Natosha McCray while she was crossing West Oglethorpe Boulevard, and carried her on the hood of her car more than 800 feet, before she was slung off.

McCray crashed into a tree while running from a police officer who saw McCray on the hood, and followed her.

The District Attorney says he sought the maximum sentence, to stop drivers running from police.

"They create hazards for everybody in the community and so we will be asking for as much time as the court will impose in these situation," Greg Edwards, Dougherty D.A.      

Harris was taken into custody immediately, to begin serving her sentence.

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