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Arraignment for woman charged in hit-and-run delayed

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webmaster | 02/28/12

A Madera woman appeared in court Monday morning to be arraigned on charges of manslaughter and felony hit-and-run in the death of a 3-year-old boy she allegedly struck with her SUV in 2010.

But the arraignment was postponed until next month.

At a preliminary hearing this month, prosecutors said Ivette Godinez was speeding and possibly using a cellphone when her SUV hit Efrain Hernandez, who was crossing Olive Avenue at Martin Street in a crosswalk with his aunt.

Witnesses reported Godinez made a U-turn to see what she had done but then drove away when she saw she had hit a child...


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