Probation for Framingham Woman Who Killed Man While on Cell Phone and Driving

The victim's daughter and the Framingham woman who killed her father, hugged one another as they walked out of the courtroom.

was placed on five years probation, reported the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

In November 2011, Yayra Dika, 31, of 27A Interfaith Terrace was talking on her phone and driving when she struck and killed, Julio Oliveras, 60 of Worcester.

Dika told Police, at the time of the crash, she did not see Oliveras, who was not in a crosswalk when he crossed Lincoln Street. He died at the scene.

Prosecutors said in court Tuesday that since Dika stopped, called 911, and took responsibility for her actions, it played a role in the sentence, reported the Worcester daily newspaper.

Dika plead guilty to to driving so as to endanger. She originally pleaded not guilty to the charges of charges of motor vehicle homicide while driving negligently driving to endanger and failure to slow.

The sentence was recommended by Assistant District Attorney Anthony H. Melia and Dika’s lawyer, Michael H. Erlich and agreed to by Judge Andrew M. D’Angelo.

Dika will lose her driver’s license for five years. She also was ordered to complete the Brains at Risk program, to perform 250 hours of community service and to pay a $250 head injury fee.

Oliveras’ daughter, Vanessa Oliveras of Lawrence, read an emotional impact statement in court in which she said her father was “like a best friend to me.”

The Worcester Telegram and Gazette reported that Oliveras and Dika, both in tears, hugged one another as they walked out of the courtroom.


Leslie Chow February 07, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Have her use the Obumma excuse and she will get her license back ASAP


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