Hammond woman gets 20.5 years for running over boyfriend

A northwestern Indiana woman who was convicted of killing her boyfriend in 2019 by running him over with her car has been sentenced to 20½ years in prison.

Thursday’s sentencing comes seven months after a Lake County jury found 25-year-old Briana Rice of Hammond guilty of voluntary manslaughter, domestic battery with a deadly weapon and leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that Rice was convicted in the April 24, 2019. death of Terrondy Jones, 25, of Hammond. According to prosecutors at her trial, Rice had pulled up alongside Jones as he walked down a street near an East Chicago apartment building, and the two started to argue.

They said Rice then slammed into Jones with her vehicle and dragged him down the street, causing him to suffer multiple skull fractures, internal bleeding and a broken leg.

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