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Navajo woman pleads guilty to fatally hitting man with car

November 21, 2017

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.

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