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Jury selection begins in 2nd trial of Patchogue woman accused of running over anti-gang activist

Ann Marie Drago was convicted of criminally negligent homicide at her first trial, but a state appeals court tossed out the conviction in 2022.

News 12 Staff

Oct 3, 2023, 1:11 AM

Updated 259 days ago

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Jury selection began Monday in the second trial of Ann Marie Drago.
Suffolk County prosecutors say Drago, of Patchogue, fatally struck anti-gang activist Evelyn Rodriguez during an argument in Brentwood five years ago.
Drago was convicted of criminally negligent homicide at her first trial, but a state appeals court tossed out the conviction in 2022.
The ruling said the prosecutor in the case mischaracterized evidence and confused the jury.


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