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Woman Found Guilty of Fatally Hitting Husband With SUV

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    A Prince George's County woman is facing the possibility of 10 years in prison after a jury convicted her of accidentally killing her husband. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports. (Published Monday, July 25, 2016)

    A Lanham, Maryland, woman was convicted Monday of intentionally hitting her husband with an SUV, killing him. 

    Araceli Alvarez-Mendoza was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the August 2015 death of Fernando Fragoso-Duana, 36.

    Police said Alvarez-Mendoza and Fragoso-Duana got into an argument at their home. Fragoso-Duana then walked away from the home. 

    Alvarez-Mendoza followed her husband in an SUV, drove alongside him for a bit and intentionally ran him over with the vehicle, police said.

    "She ran him over. I sat there and I watched her, she did that on purpose," a witness told News4

    Alvarez-Mendoza tried to pull her husband from underneath the vehicle to no avail, witnesses said. A neighbor tried using a car jack to lift the car off of Fragoso-Duana, but Fragoso-Duana was dead when police arrived. 

    Prosecutors charged Alvarez-Mendoza with first- and second-degree murder. She was convicted on the lesser charge Friday evening.

    Alvarez-Mendoza will be sentenced Sept. 29. She faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.