Las Cruces woman gets prison for fiance's death

Created: 03/04/2014 9:30 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A 39-year-old Las Cruces woman has been sentenced to the maximum of 3.5 years in prison for fatally running over her fiance with her pickup truck.

Annette Fuschini was sentenced Monday in state District Court on her convictions for involuntary manslaughter and aggravated DWI in the death of 42-year-old Carlos Nevarez III last June.  Nevarez had gotten out of her pickup after they argued.

Fuschini was charged with first-degree murder but a jury on Wednesday convicted her of the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Fuschini testified that she was drunk and didn't remember what happened.

According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, Fuschini has been in custody since her June arrest and will get credit for nearly nine months behind bars. She could be eligible for parole in July 2015.

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