Feb 10, 2011 3:53 PM by Greg Boyce

Woman accused in fatal hit and run appears in court

DENVER (AP) - The family of a Denver valet killed in a hit-and-run crash got their first look at the woman accused of being behind the wheel.

Norma Vera-Nolasco appeared in court Thursday, hours after she was returned to Colorado from Arizona to face charges in the death of 21-year-old Jose Medina. She was arrested at the Phoenix airport two weeks ago, minutes before taking off on a flight to Mexico. Medina's mother and fiancee watched from the audience and his mother appeared to be shaking with emotion.

Vera-Nolasco didn't speak, except to acknowledge that she understood the proceedings. She has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide,
leaving the scene of an accident. She's also accused of injuring a woman who was getting out of the vehicle that Medina was going to park.


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