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Trial of woman accused of dragging co-worker to death in Kearny Mesa begins

Posted at 6:07 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 21:11:34-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Attorneys laid out their opening arguments Thursday in the trial of a woman charged with running over a co-worker and killing him.

Prosecutors say Latisha Ingram, 33, went out drinking on Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa with co- workers last June. But at the end of the night, prosecutors say when they were drunk, Ingram tried to drive herself home.

As co- workers tried to stop her, one of them, 25- year-old Ha Minh Ta, grabbed onto her door.

That's when they say Ingram ran over Ta, killing him.


One witness described how drunk Ingram was, while defense attorneys pointed out everyone was drunk.

"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 says she's guilty of DUI vehicular manslaughter, but not the murder charge she currently faces.

"She has no idea that he's going to grab on, and as she gets in her car, Ta won't take no for an answer, he won't leave her alone and talking about who should drive," Ingram's defense attorney said.

Ingram faces life in prison if convicted of murder. The lesser charges only carry a sentence of three to 10 years in prison.

The trial will continue on Friday.