Navajo woman pleads guilty to fatally hitting man with car
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for running over a man while driving drunk.
Bryana Agnes Henio of Little Water, New Mexico, entered the plea Monday in federal court in Albuquerque as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
The 30-year-old admitted to killing the victim man by driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol.
According to court documents, Henio was driving Sept. 8 on tribal land in western New Mexico’s McKinley County when she ran over the victim.
She faces a maximum sentence of eight years in a federal prison.
She will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing that has yet to be scheduled.