Woman Guilty Of Running Over Anti-Gang Activist At Daughter's Memorial

Mar 11, 2020

A Suffolk County jury has convicted a woman of criminally negligent homicide after she ran over anti-gang activist Evelyn Rodriguez in 2018.



Evelyn Rodriguez, mother of Kayla Cuevas, 16, who was brutally slain in 2016 allegedly by members of the MS-13 gang, stops to talk to the press outside U.S. District Court in Central Islip, N.Y., in 2017. Rodriguez was killed in 2018 after being run over.
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Annmarie Drago had gotten into an argument with Rodriguez near a memorial for Rodriguez’s 16-year-old daughter who died in an alleged MS-13 attack.

Drago claimed she was mentally distressed when she ran Rodriguez down with her car.

About 20 witnesses gave testimony of the argument during the three week trial.