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May 28, 2015 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Carla Scott (DOB 05/10/80) of 20 N. 8th Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York, was arraigned today on a four count indictment charging her with:

  • one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class "B" Felony,
  • one count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class "C" Felony,
  • one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident which results Death, a class "D" Felony,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third, a class "D" Felony,

relating to the death of Glynis Pinto.

"Using a 3,500 vehicle to resolve a dispute over a man, as alleged in the indictment, has resulted in disastrous results for all involved. The victim spent the last seconds of her life clinging to the hood of a car, and now the defendant, will ultimately spend a good portion of her future in prison," said District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

On April 18, 2015 at approximately 5:27 p.m., the defendant, who was parked at the corner of Warburton and Babcock Avenues in Yonkers, drove her 2009 Mercedes Benz auto striking the victim, Glynis Pinto, who was standing in front of her car.

As a result, Ms. Pinto was launched onto the car's hood. The defendant continued to drive with Ms. Pinto hanging onto the hood for about 30 yards, until Ms. Pinto was thrust backwards onto the road, and both wheels on the right side of the vehicle ran over her resulting in Ms. Pinto sustaining multiple fractures and internal injuries causing her death.

The defendant fled the scene.

The defendant was arrested on April 22, 2015 after a joint effort by the Westchester County District Attorneys office, the Yonkers police department and FBI developed information regarding the defendant's whereabouts.
The defendant's remand was continued.

The case was adjourned to June 9, 2015.

She faces a maximum sentence of twenty five years in state prison.

Assistant District Attorney Christine O'Connor and Assistant District Attorney Kerrie Williams of the Superior Court Trial Bureau are prosecuting the case.

 

Carla Scott

Carla Scott

 

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