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Bronx mom kills retired nurse

Jessica Altruz, 24, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter for the hit-and-run that killed Margaret Fisher, 67, as she was walking home with her groceries.
The prosecution argued that Altruz was speeding through an intersection when she struck Fisher.
“As you can see, she’s incredibly distraught,” defense lawyer Rebecca Kavanagh told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bonnie Wittner. Kavanagh called it “a tragic accident, a mistake” and said her client, a working mom with a 4-year-old daughter, was “deeply sympathetic” to the victim.
Altruz is being held on $100,000 bail, she is due back in court March 22.  [Daily News]

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