For Immediate Release - April 01, 2011

Giovangelo

District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that Gina Giovangelo (DOB: 10/6/1991) of Hyannis, MA pled guilty in Barnstable Superior Court to Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation while OUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death. Judge Gary Nickerson sentenced Ms. Giovangelo to 3 years in the Barnstable County Correctional Facility with 5 years Probation from and after her release. This sentence was structured accordingly.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death -1 year at the BCCF committed.
Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation and OUI -- 2 ½ years at BCCF with 2 years to serve; balance suspended for 5 years. This sentence to run on and after the Leaving the Scene sentence. In addition, Ms. Giovangelo has lost her driver's license for 15 years.

These charges arise out of a May 18, 2010, motor vehicle crash on North Street in Hyannis where Ms.Giovangelo struck and killed Lillian White and fled the scene. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Matthew Kelley and investigated by the Barnstable Police.

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