- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Shiprock woman could face a lengthy prison term when she’s sentenced in connection with a fatal accident.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico says 29-year-old Samantha Deal pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter and assault charges in federal court in Albuquerque.

According to prosecutors, Deal was driving while under the influence of alcohol in San Juan County when the February 2013 accident occurred, killing a woman and seriously injuring two other people.

Prosecutors say Deal could be sentenced to up to eight years in prison on the manslaughter charge and to up to 10 years on each of the two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide