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Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Deadly Springfield Hit and Run


(Anna Franceschi is seen being escorted from court)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A memorial marked the spot where Yasmin Marin took her final steps Monday.
Court documents show that a deadly dispute started Sunday night, when Ramon Rodriguez, owner of Rosaro’s Mini Market, told Anna Franceschi he no longer wanted to date her. Franceschi allegedly got upset and accused Rodriguez of having feelings for Yasmin Marin. Police say Franceschi left the store and on the way out, drove into Yasmin’s car.
Monday morning police say Yasmin came back to the store to ask Rodriguez why her car was damaged and at about the same time Franceschi also returned to retrieve personal items from Rodriguez.

Witnesses told police that Yasmin was crossing the street, saw Franceschi , told her to stop and put her hands up, but Franceschi kept driving and actually accelerated. Witnesses said it was a horrible scene.

“There was just a whole bunch of people cars. I saw the lady’s daughter crying,” witness Luis Mosquera said. “Really hard. It was actually my first time seeing something like that. It was shocking.”

Police say Franceschi fled the scene and after talking by the phone by Rodriguez called police. They arrested her at home and impounded her car. In court Tuesday, she pled not guilty to murder and assault with dangerous weapon. Rodriguez told police that he did not have any relationship with Yasmin. In fact, he told detectives that Yasmin had dated his cousin. Franceschi was held without bail and will be back in court next month.

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