For Immediate Release - April 28, 2014

Angelica M. Barroso found guilty

 District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that Angelica M. Barroso was found guilty of the lesser included offense of Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury after a two day jury waived trial in the Barnstable Superior Court. The Honorable Robert C. Rufo sentenced Barroso to 5 years supervised probation and a $500 fine.  Commonwealth’s request was for an 18 month jail sentence and 5 years supervised probation after.  Barroso’s right to operate a motor vehicle was suspended immediately after the incident and she will face further suspension as a result of this conviction.            

         This incident occurred in the early morning hours of June 14, 2012 when Sheila Moreta and her friend were riding their bicycles home from work along Route 28 in Hyannis when the defendant’s motor vehicle struck Ms. Moreta throwing her into the intersection of Route 28 and Pitcher’s Way.  The defendant then left the scene leaving Ms. Moreta in the roadway where she was struck by a second motor vehicle.  She was later pronounced dead at Cape Cod Hospital.    

         District Attorney O’Keefe said “The parents of Sheila were present for the trial and sentencing.  I hope the resolution of this case provides some comfort to them.  They are extremely gracious people”          

         The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michelle L. Groff and investigated by the Barnstable and Falmouth Police Departments.