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Woman Accused in Deadly Springfield Hit and Run Pleads Not Guilty

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A woman accused in a deadly hit and run last month has appeared in superior court to face her charges.

40-year-old Ana Franceschi was arraigned in Hampden County Superior Court on charges of murder, armed assault with intent to murder, and leaving the scene of personal injury or death accident.

Franceschi pleaded not guilty and was ordered by Judge Richard Carey to remain held without the right to bail.

On February 18, police say that Franceschi got into an argument with Yasmin Martin outside a Springfield convenience store.

As Martin was crossing the road, Franceschi allegedly accelerated her car and hit Martin, seriously injuring here, and fled the scene.

Martin later was pronounced dead.

Police later took Franceschi into custody later that day at her home after she called police.

Franceschi is due back in court on September 9.

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  • paulb62

    Finally.a judge who is taking away the rights of these criminals. No bail, it is about time. They get bail and disappear and do not show for court appearance

  • my3boys

    Very true about time these criminals get way they deserve and the family of the victim gets justice

  • my3boys

    They think they can do wat they want and only get a slap on the wrist for it

  • alpinequeen

    Heterosexual love can be so dangerous.

  • ShawnaL

    She deserves everything she gets!!

  • Misses_ES

    Any kind of love can be dangerous. Not just heterosexual. You must not be following the “Cara Rintala trial”. Not heterosexual and definitely dangerous.