Driver accused of killing woman pleads guilty
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida woman accused of using her car to kill another woman after a dispute has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Maria Tellez pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and one count of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries in court Monday.
She also spoke to the victim's family. "To Paola's mother, I want to apologize to you and your family for all of the pain and grief that I have caused you," she said through tears. "I'm very sorry for your loss and your pain."
In exchange, Tellez received eight years in state prison, 15 years of probation and 500 hours of community service.
According to reports, Tellez purposely struck and killed a 25-year-old woman with her car back in April 2011.
According to witnesses, the two women had a physical altercation in the parking lot behind Billy's Pub Too in North Miami. Witnesses told police that Tellez pushed Paola Cordoba to the ground, got into her BMW sport utility vehicle and revved the engine before running over Cordoba and fleeing.
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