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Woman found guilty of killing a teen with her car

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - It took a jury less than one day to find Kellisha Whitterson guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter of a 13-year-old boy.

Whitterson, 19, was accused of hitting and killing Dayshaan Ballew, 13, with her car in Evanston in September of 2009.  

She was found competent to stand trial in September of 2010 on the original charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license. Prosecutors filed additional charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated vehicular homicide, so she had to be found competent to stand trial on those new charges, as well.

She was found not guilty on the charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

Whitterson was 17-years-old when the accident happened, but she was tried as an adult. She told police she got behind the wheel at the urging of her passenger, who said he was too drunk to drive.

She will be sentenced on March 24.


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