A jury found 40-year-old Dolly Hendrickes guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday
A Pennsylvania woman was sentenced to life in prison for killing her boyfriend by intentionally running him over with a minivan and dragging his body 30 feet because she 'felt disrespected and ignored.'
Dolly Hendrickes provided shocking testimony during the trial, revealing her frame of mind in October 2019 when she killed 68-year-old Andres Claudio.
'I was upset, frustrated. I felt disrespected and ignored,' Hendrickes, 40, said of Claudio.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'My thinking at that time was not clear…I didn’t think before I reacted,' she added, according to a Penn Live report.
A jury found her guilty of first-degree murder the next day after deliberating 45 minutes.
'Your actions in this case were as bizarre as they were horrific,' Judge Richard A. Lewis told Hendrickes as he sentenced her to life in prison Thursday, according to the Patriot-News. 'Then you drove home and relaxed on your back porch.'
Prosecutors Stephen Zawisky and Julia Jacobs told the jury during the two-day trial that Hendrickes intentionally ran over and killed her boyfriend, who was nearly 30 years her senior. They repeatedly showed the jury dashcam video of the fatal incident at a Harrisburg intersection.
The scene of the Harrisburg intersection where Hendrickes used her minivan to slam into her 68-year-old boyfriend, Andres Claudio before dragging him 30 feet to his death
'I was upset, frustrated. I felt disrespected and ignored,' Hendrickes said on the second day of her trial on Tuesday. 'My thinking at that time was not clear…I didn’t think before I reacted'
The video, which was shot from a tractor-trailer driven by Joseph Simon and has not ben publicly released, shows Claudio getting out of the minivan then walking in front of the truck and onto a concrete median, just as Hendricks crashes into him from behind.
'You could see it on her face? The rage or the anger,' Hendrickes' public defender Paul Muller asked the rig