Woman pleads not guilty in death of NAU student
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A Flagstaff woman has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in a hit-and-run accident that killed a Northern Arizona University student.
The Arizona Daily Sun reported that Kelsey Lou Cody, 22, entered not-guilty pleas on Monday to charges of manslaughter, fleeing the scene of a fatality accident and drunken driving.
The Sept. 9 accident killed Jordan Murphy-Mahoney, 21.
Authorities said Murphy-Mahoney was riding a bicycle when she was hit from behind by a truck that left the scene.
Witnesses told police they heard a vehicle accelerate through a neighborhood, slam on its brakes before the collision and said Cody's vehicle drove from the scene.
Cody was arrested a short time later.
Police reports said Cody had been drinking to ease the pain of having her tongue pierced.
Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/