Iowa woman gets 25 years for running over friend

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City woman convicted of vehicular homicide while drunk has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Miranda Lalla received the mandatory sentence Monday at the Johnson County Courthouse. She spoke briefly before the sentence and apologized.

Prosecutors say the 52-year-old Lalla ran over and killed 44-year-old Pamela Gross with a pickup truck in June 2012. Lalla says she had a few beers the night she and Gross got into a physical fight at a parking lot. She pleaded guilty to the vehicular homicide charge in October as part of a deal.

Lalla’s sentence requires participation in a drug treatment program. She will also pay $150,000 in restitution to Gross’ estate.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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