Man Convicted In Dragging Death Of 1-Year-Old Girl
LONG BEACH (AP) — A man who hit a wagon containing two children and dragged it for a mile, killing a 1-year-old girl, has been convicted of murder and drunken driving.
Neely Dinkins was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder and other crimes. He faces 30 years to life in prison and remains jailed Thursday.
Dinkins was convicted of killing 1-year-old Kaylee Alvarez and injuring her 2-year-old brother, Oscar.
Prosecutors say the children were in a red wagon that their parents were pulling across a Long Beach street in 2009 when Dinkins hit it. His SUV dragged it up to a block before braking. The boy tumbled out, but Dinkins drove off again with the girl still strapped in the wagon. He finally stopped at his girlfriend’s home about a mile away.
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