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Man Pushes Girlfriend From Truck And Runs Over Her


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2/3/2009
Brent Adams
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A woman who died on January 2 of the personal injuries she sustained when her boyfriend pushed her out of a pickup truck at a busy intersection in Metairie, Louisiana and then ran over her in the street has been identified by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office as 32-year-old Ingra Serpas.

Serpas received transport to University Hospital in New Orleans after the incident, which occurred at 10 a.m., but died not long after.

Police arrested 37-year-old Lawrence Mangerchine, her live-in boyfriend, on charges of negligent homicide.

According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Fortunato, Magistrate Commissioner Caroline Kiff of the 24th Judicial District Court decided on the charge after arrest affidavits for manslaughter and negligent homicide were prepared by investigators.

According to Authorities, Mangerchine was southbound with Serpas in the passenger seat when they began to argue shortly before 10 a.m.

Suddenly, Mangerchine stopped the truck, opened the passenger door, and pushed Serpas out. As she crossed in front of the vehicle, he took off westbound with her clinging to the side mirror, according to police.

Police say that Serpas lost her balance and fell into the street. She was then run over by the truck and a trailer being pulled behind it.

Police took Mangerchine into custody at the scene. He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000. There is no minimum sentence.

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