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Fairhaven woman found guilty in fatal hit-and-run

May 29, 2014

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Fairhaven woman has been found guilty of motor vehicle homicide for striking and killing a pedestrian crossing a street and injuring the victim’s boyfriend before leaving the scene.

Renee Andrews was convicted Wednesday in the 2011 death of Katelyn Brienzo after seven hours of deliberations over two days. Her boyfriend, Ellery Reynolds, was injured.

The 37-year-old Andrews will be sentenced June 30. She will remain free on bail under certain restrictions pending sentencing.

Authorities say Andrews struck the couple in November 2011 then drove away. Her lawyer said she turned herself in to police.

Brienzo’s sister, Ashlee Brienzo-Lentini told The Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/1jwaRId ) she hopes Andrews will receive a stiff sentence to send a message.

Andrews’ family and lawyer had no comment.


Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, http://www.southcoasttoday.com

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