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Plea deal for woman accused in death of boyfriend in Arizona

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 18:33:07-05

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her boyfriend in an Apache Junction parking lot last year has accepted a plea arrangement.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Dalia Villalobos originally was charged with second-degree murder and now has agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter.

The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that Villalobos could be facing up to a 12{-year prison term when she is sentenced on March 2 in Pinal County Superior Court.

Villalobos was arrested last Feb. 20 after she allegedly struck her boyfriend, Oscar Coronado, with her vehicle outside a Walmart store in Apache Junction.

Coronado died later that evening at a hospital.