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Detra Farries, Colo. Springs Woman, Gets 20 Years For Dragging Tow Driver

04/20/12 03:50 PM ET AP

Tow Truck Driver Dragged

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Colorado Springs woman convicted of dragging a tow truck driver to death has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Detra Farries was convicted in February of charges including leaving the scene of a deadly crash, manslaughter and vehicular homicide in the death of 35-year-old Allen Lew Rose. KRDO-TV reports she was led away by deputies after Friday's sentencing.

Prosecutors had asked for Farries to be sentenced to up to 36 years in prison.

They say Rose was preparing to tow Farries' illegally parked vehicle on Feb. 23, 2011, when she drove off. Rose was dragged more than a mile after getting caught in a cable he had attached to Farries' vehicle.

Farries' attorney argued that she didn't realize Rose was being dragged.

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