Guilty verdict for Fil-Am accused in deadly distracted driving case

CALIFORNIA – An Orange County jury has spoken in the alleged distracted driving incident the left a 23-year-old woman dead.

A jury has found 32 year-old Fil-Am Jorene Ypanta Nicolas guilty of one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

In April of 2011, Nicolas’ car had crashed into Deanne Mauer’s vehicle on the 405 freeway.

Prosecutors claim she was driving 85 miles per hour and texting moments before the crash. They say the distraction made her fail to realize that traffic had come to a stop on the freeway.

Nicolas, who faces a maximum of six years in prison, is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 4.

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  • HELLO
    14 August 2015 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    That’s what happens when people don’t obey the law? They kill innocent people. This dummy will pay big time to the family of the 23 years old girl she kill. Sometimes I wonder if their is Filipinos in America that has “BRAINS.” I hope they lock her up for very long time.

    • Kenikeni
      14 August 2015 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      fucking racist!! ^^

      • HELLO
        14 August 2015 at 3:32 pm - Reply

        Hey Kenikeni I’m not racist? I’m telling the truth look at you the way, you put your comment, like a person with no education? You sound like a dummy that is illegal in our country. If I was you I would shut my mouth. You don’t sound like a very smart person at all dummy. Go back to the Philippines where you belong “DUMMY.” Oh forgot to tell you, that your a “TROLL.”

        • rprock
          16 August 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

          You’re, not “your”. Talking about education.

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