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November 27, 2012
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Sherri Wilkins, a substance abuse counselor, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Torrance, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. Wilkins, 51, who was allegedly driving under the influence, has been accused of striking a pedestrian and then driving for more than two miles with the dying victim lodged in the windshield and on the hood of her car. Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed murder and drunken-driving charges against Wilkins. The victim, Phillip Moreno, 31, died later at a hospital. At right is public defender Ethna Burns.

Brad Graverson photo

Sherri Wilkins, a substance abuse counselor, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Torrance, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. Wilkins, 51, who was allegedly driving under the influence, has been accused of striking a pedestrian and then drove for more than two miles with the dying victim lodged in the windshield and on the hood of her car. Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed murder and drunken-driving charges against Wilkins. The victim, Phillip Moreno, 31, died later at a hospital.

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Sherri Wilkins, a substance abuse counselor, left, is arraigned at Torrance Superior court in Torrance, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. Fifty-one-year-old Wilkins, who was while driving under the influence allegedly struck a pedestrian and drove for more than two miles with the dying victim on the hood of her car. Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed murder and drunken-driving charges against Wilkins. Wilkins struck victim, 31-year-old Phillip Moreno, who died later at a hospital. At right, public defender Ethna Burns.

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This undated booking photo provided by the Torrance Police Dept., Sherri Wilkins is shown. Wilkins, a substance abuse counselor was charged with murder and drunken-driving Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, after authorities said she struck a pedestrian and drove for more than two miles with the dying victim embedded in the windshield of her car. Wilkins, 51, was also charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, the district attorney’s office said in a statement. The victim, 31-year-old Phillip Moreno, was struck late Saturday while crossing a street. Witnesses surrounded the car about two miles later and detained Wilkins. Moreno died at a hospital.