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Early release denied for Detra Farries

Posted at 3:37 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 22:53:27-04

A Corrections Committee has voted to keep Detra Farries in jail, rather than grant her early release to a halfway house.

Farries was convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges in the dragging death of Allen Rose in 2011, and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Rose was preparing to tow Farries's vehicle when she got into it and drove away, with Rose entangled and still attached to her car.

The 18-member Community Corrections Committee met in September and approved Farries's early release, but Allen's widow says she was not notified of the meeting.

The committee met Thursday to re-review the case and voted to deny the early release.