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Woman who drove with man on car guilty of murder

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 | 4:14 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A substance-abuse counselor who drove 2 miles through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield has been convicted of second-degree murder, drunken driving and hit-and-run charges.

Sherry Lynn Wilkins showed no response as the Superior Court jury returned with its verdict Tuesday afternoon.

Prosecutors say Wilkins' blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit for driving when she struck 31-year-old Phillip Moreno in November 2012 in suburban Torrance.

The 52-year-old defendant testified she drank three tiny bottles of vodka and a can of beer that night and was not drunk.