Driver Faces Upgraded Charges In Boston Child’s Death

BOSTON (CBS) — The woman accused of killing a 7-year-old Boston girl and seriously injuring her mother while allegedly driving drunk was arraigned Tuesday on upgraded charges.

Thirty-six-year-old Olivia Mora pleaded not guilty to the upgraded charge of manslaughter.

Prosecutors say Mora’s speeding SUV hit a parked car Nov. 26, jumped a curb, hit a fire hydrant and struck Brianna Rosales and her mother.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

On Tuesday, lawyers for Mora told the judge their client has a 4-year-old daughter and several ties to the community. Mora reportedly graduated from high school with honors, has a degree from Babson College and was working toward starting her own business.

Mora’s 4-year-old is in “emergency placement” through the Department of Children and Families and is “suffering,” according to Mora’s lawyer. They asked the judge to put Mora on a GPS bracelet so she could care for her daughter.

The judge ordered Mora held on $150,000 bail.

Outside the courtroom, Rosales’ mother broke down, saying she doesn’t think Mora is sorry.





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    […] Mora’s attorney, Joseph Machera, tried to argue that Mora should be released to care for her 4-year-old daughter, WCVB reported. Her daughter is currently in custody of the Department of Children and Families, according to CBS. […]

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