A Tulare County jury found an Allensworth woman guilty of second-degree murder along with numerous other counts on Monday in relation to a 2014 fatal hit-and-run that killed a 57-year-old man.
Otilia Pineda, 23, also was found guilty of driving while under the influence and causing great bodily injury, gross vehicular manslaughter, failure to perform legal duty following a collision and one count of being an unlicensed driver.
Pineda had a DUI conviction in 2012 when she caused great bodily injury to a victim and also had fled the scene in that case.
On Dec. 28, 2014, Pineda hit and killed a man on Highway 43 between Avenue 8 and Avenue 16. She fled, but police were later able to find her using personal identification left in the car.
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Pineda faces 19 years to life in state prison. She will be sentenced on Sept. 12 in Porterville.
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