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Woman gets 40 years in car dragging case

3 years 3 months 1 week ago August 28, 2013 Aug 28, 2013 Wednesday, August 28 2013 August 28, 2013 3:15 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

LIVINGSTON- A Tickfaw woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for dragging a woman by a car through a Denham Springs parking lot.

Prosecutors said the victim was loading groceries into her car on Nov. 5 when someone reached out from a passing vehicle and tried to pull her purse from her shoulder. The District Attorney's Office said the victim couldn't get the purse off and had to run alongside the moving car.

 23-year-old Chasidy Carpenter, who was driving, sped up and began dragging the woman until the woman's purse strap snapped.

A jury convicted Carpenter of second-degree robbery. State District Judge Ray Chutz sentenced her Monday.

Carpenter must serve at least 85 percent of her sentence before she's eligible for parole.

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