- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A woman convicted of being the getaway driver in crime spree that left a Utah County sheriff’s deputy dead won’t get a new trial.

Court records show that a judge has refused to overturn 19-year-old Meagan Grunwald’s conviction on 11 charges, including aggravated murder, in the death of Sgt. Cory Wride.

Her lawyers had argued that Provo Judge Darold McDade was biased against her because he’d previously dealt with her boyfriend who fired the fatal shots from the passenger seat of her truck during the January 2014 chase. Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui died in a shootout with police after the chase.

A second judge dismissed the bias claims, ruling that it’s common for judges to see repeat offenders.

Prosecutors say the teenager was a willing accomplice, but she testified that forced her to drive.

Grunwald is serving up to life in prison.

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