Woman Charged With Murders Wasn't Driving: Lawyer

Monday, Jun 7, 2010  |  Updated 4:16 PM PDT
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Woman Charged With Murders Wasn't Driving: Lawyer

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Race and experience of Gov. Rell's judicial choices are questioned.

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A lawyer for a woman charged with murdering four people in a highway crash said his client wasn't driving during the incident in San Diego County.

      Jury selection begins this week in the trial for Deanna Fridley, 26, who prosecutors contend was drunk and on meth when she crashed head-on into another vehicle in December 2007 on state Route 76.
     
Fridley's attorney James Boyd said he would argue during the trial that the SUV was being driven by Fridley's friend, Anthony Boles, who was originally arrested in the case.
     
Prosecutors, though, said that they have surveillance footage of Fridley getting in the SUV's driver's seat minutes before the crash, and that her injuries are consistent with her having been driving.

Fridley is charged with four counts of second-degree murder.

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