Dramatic 911 tape played on 1st day of trial for woman accused of killing anti-gang activist

A dramatic 911 tape was played in court Thursday as the trial got underway for a Patchogue woman accused of killing an anti-gang activist.

Ann Marie Drago is accused of criminally negligent homicide after running over and killing anti-gang activist Evelyn Rodriguez back in 2018.

Rodriguez's daughter, Kayla Cuevas, and her friend Nisa Mickens were brutally murdered in 2016 by MS-13 gang members. Authorities say Rodriguez was hit in Brentwood prior to a vigil for her daughter and her friend. Prosecutors say Rodriguez and Drago got into an argument when Drago destroyed a memorial for the girls.

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Drago's attorney argues his client was fearful for her life at the time and was trying to leave what she thought was a dangerous situation.