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Woman convicted of murder in Kearny Mesa dragging death case

Posted at 2:38 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 17:38:26-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a woman accused of drunkenly dragging her co-worker with her car before fatally running him over in Kearny Mesa.

Latisha Ingram, 33, was convicted of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, hit-and-run and drunken driving in the death of 25- year-old Ha Minh Ta.

Prosecutors say Ingram, Ta, and a group of co-workers went out for drinks on Convoy Street last June, when Ingram tried to driver herself home. Ta tried to stop her, eventually grabbing the door of her car.


That's when prosecutors say Ingram drove away, dragging and running over Ta, killing him.

During the trial, one witness described how drunk Ingram was:

"She was slurring her words and couldn't walk straight. She walked out of the crab hut restroom, she couldn't even button her pants herself," a co-worker who was with the group told the courtroom.

Ingram's attorney however argued that her client was only guilty of DUI vehicular manslaughter, not the murder charge she faced.

Ingram is set to be sentenced March 20.