A Long Island woman who ran over and killed an anti-gang activist — the mother of an MS-13 murder victim — was sentenced to 9 months behind bars Thursday.
Ann Marie Drago, 60, was convicted of criminally negligent homicide last year in the 2018 death of Evelyn Rodriguez, a leading voice on gang violence after her teenaged daughter was allegedly slain by the notorious street gang, Newsday reported.
“I will take my punishment,” Drago told Rodriguez’s family in Suffolk County court Thursday, ABC-TV reported. “I hope it will help you in your healing process.”
“There is not a day that I don’t think of you girls and your loss as a result of my actions.”
The deadly Sept. 14, 2018 encounter was sparked over a memorial to Rodriguez’s daughter outside Drago’s mother’s home in Brentwood — and hours before a vigil was planned for the second anniversary of the death of Kayla Cuevas, the slain teen.
“I just ran over somebody,” Drago said in a frantic 911 call after the incident. “She’s in the street. She’s not moving. I think I ran over her head. There’s blood. She’s not moving.”
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