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Ballowe to serve up to four years after hit and run

Posted at 9:46 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 12:48:18-04

The woman charged with a deadly hit and run that struck up controversy back in December 2013 has been dismissed of her manslaughter charge.

Gabriele Ballowe hit Barry Moss almost three years ago but was not charged until June of this year.

Ballowe was driving home after a night of drinking when she hit Moss who was walking or pedaling his bike home, also after drinking.

Ballowe's manslaughter charge has been lessened to "leaving the scene of an incident resulting in a deadly accident" charge, an E felony.

Ballowe faces 1 and one-third to four years in prison when she returns to court for sentencing on December 20.

"This plea was offered with the support of Barry's family," says acting DA Michael Flaherty. "The families of victims often highly value the acceptance of responsibility by the person who took the life of their loved one and the knowledge that the case is over."

DA Flaherty also commends all those involved in the investigation.

"The defendant would never have pleaded guilty had she believed she would have prevailed at trial," said Flaherty.