Katherine Ann Heinzel, Retired Newport Beach Police Officer, Guilty of Killing One, Injuring 2

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A retired Newport Beach policewoman has been convicted of killing a dude and injuring three others in San Diego County.

Jurors found Katherine Ann Heinzel, 51, of Winchester, guilty of three felonies, including vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, for a fatal drunken-driving crash last November on I-15 in Fallbrook.

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Heinzel was one of seven former and current Newport Beach policewomen who settled a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against the city for $1.2 million in 1994, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time. Heinzel was awarded $150,000 and allowed to take disability retirement.

Now, she is looking at the possibility of spending 19 years of her retirement behind bars, reports North County Times.

She rear-ended a Toyota Camry around 1:50 a.m. Nov. 19, with her car and the Camry crashing through a freeway guardrail and down a steep embankment, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Davieonne Dwayne Kelly, the Camry's 20-year-old driver, died at the scene. Heinzel and Kelly's 19-year-old passenger sustained moderate injuries, while another 20-year-old in the Camry was hurt critically.

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pathobson
pathobson

Daer  Matt Coker my grandson,s name is DAVIEONNE KELLY not a dude if you got everything else right WHY not his NAME you and your nawpaper should be a shame  he was somebody not a DUDE!

Anna
Anna

They call them "prejudice parasites" they join public agencies, get promoted ahead of more qualified people and then they sue based on supposed sexual discrimination.

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@matt crocker    KILLING A DUDE????  -----> first paragraph  "killing a dude"

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