COLORADO SPRINGS – A jury on Friday found a Colorado Springs woman guilty on all 11 counts related to the dragging death of a tow truck driver last year, and the lead prosecutor is calling it a “ground-breaking case.”
Detra Farries was convicted of vehicular homicide, manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident, along with other minor charges in the death of Allen Rose, 35.
Sentencing is set for April 20. Until then, Farries remains free on bail.
“Rest in peace, Allen, it’s over,” said Gilbert Franceschi, a tow truck driver with D&J Recovery. “Victory was served.”
“She’s relieved,” said Lead Prosecutor Jeff Lindsey. “(This) has been going on for a while in her life.”
Rose, a married father of two and an Iraq War veteran, was in the process of hooking up an illegally parked SUV to his tow truck at an apartment complex on Feb. 23, 2011 when, according to prosecutors, Farries jumped into the SUV and drove off.
Rose’s leg got caught in the tow cable and he was dragged for more than a mile.