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Driver Faces Upgraded Charges In Boston Child's Death

BOSTON (CBS) --- The woman accused of killing a 7-year-old Boston girl and seriously injuring her mother while allegedly driving drunk was arraigned Tuesday on upgraded charges.

Thirty-six-year-old Olivia Mora pleaded not guilty to the upgraded charge of manslaughter.

Prosecutors say Mora's speeding SUV hit a parked car Nov. 26, jumped a curb, hit a fire hydrant and struck Brianna Rosales and her mother.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

Driver Faces Upgraded Charges In Boston Child's Death

On Tuesday, lawyers for Mora told the judge their client has a 4-year-old daughter and several ties to the community. Mora reportedly graduated from high school with honors, has a degree from Babson College and was working toward starting her own business.

Mora's 4-year-old is in "emergency placement" through the Department of Children and Families and is "suffering," according to Mora's lawyer. They asked the judge to put Mora on a GPS bracelet so she could care for her daughter.

The judge ordered Mora held on $150,000 bail.

Outside the courtroom, Rosales' mother broke down, saying she doesn't think Mora is sorry.





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