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A woman from Hallandale Beach has accepted a plea deal stemming from charges filed in 2013 after she allegedly operated a boat under the influence and slammed into a bridge, killing her boyfriend.boating

The Sun-Sentinel reports Marcella Hewett, 52, pleaded no contest to charges of manslaughter while boating under the influence of alcohol and tampering with evidence. For this, she will serve seven years in prison. Prosecutors later said the fact that she had no prior criminal record likely meant the most she would serve if convicted at trial was between 10 and 13 years.

Her defense lawyers apparently believed the evidence was strong enough to instead opt for negotiation of a plea bargain. Continue reading

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