Mar 1, 2011 12:18 AM by Bill Folsom
Tow truck driver Allen Rose died after he was dragged behind a fleeing vehicle for more than a mile last week. 32 year old Detra Farries, the woman accused of dragging him to death was arrested over the weekend for manslaughter, but District Attorney, Dan May says that official charges from his office won't be decided until a court appearance on March 9th.
May says a large number of investigators have been dedicated to the unprecedented case. There are more than 50 witnesses and a crime scene more than a mile long. Through evidence they want to figure out Farries state of mind during the incident. "Certainly if somebody knows what they're doing or intends for a certain outcome that has certain consequences," says May, "On the other side if someone doesn't know what's happening we then review the laws for what a reasonable prudent person would do under those circumstances."
Farries was arrested for manslaughter, but official charges could be different when she appears in court on March 9th. Mays says, "We will make a decision then on whether we'll file charges or not. The D.A.'s office at that point is free to not file charge, to file charges, to file less severe charges, the same charges or more severe charges."