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The Latest: Charges in death of mom who railed against MS-13

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on an indictment filed against a driver in the death of a New York mother whose daughter was killed in alleged MS-13 gang violence (all times local):

11:35 a.m.

An indictment has been filed against the driver of an SUV that struck and killed a New York mother who led a crusade against MS-13 gang violence after her daughter was slain.

Evelyn Rodriguez was fatally injured in Brentwood in September after arguing with the driver over the placement of a memorial to her daughter.

Annmarie Drago, a 58-year-old nurse with ties to the property near where 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas’ body was found, is charged with criminally negligent homicide, criminal mischief and petit larceny.

Drago was brought into a courtroom Friday with handcuffs behind her back. Her lawyer entered a not guilty plea.

Republican President Donald Trump had previously recognized Rodriguez at a State of the Union address.

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10 a.m.

An indictment has been filed against the driver of an SUV that struck and killed a New York mother who led a crusade against MS-13 gang violence after her daughter was slain.

Three people familiar with the matter tell The Associated Press that Suffolk County’s district attorney will announce charges Friday in the death of Evelyn Rodriguez.

The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the indictment is still sealed.

Prosecutors planned a news conference at the courthouse where the driver will be arraigned. Her name has not been made public.

Rodriguez was fatally injured in Brentwood in September after arguing with the driver over the placement of a memorial to her 16-year-old daughter.

President Donald Trump had previously recognized Rodriguez at a State of the Union address.

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