Update: Alicia Alampi pleaded not guilty to all charges in court today. She is currently out on bail and is due back in court on July 11. She is facing charges of felony vehicular manslaughter and felony leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Alampi is also being charged with two counts of drunk driving. If convicted, she could face up to 7 years in prison.
A 39-year-old woman was in court Tuesday on charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run accident near Syracuse's Destiny USA shopping mall last December.
CNY Central reported that Alicia Alampi, of the town of Clay, was indicted in late April on charges that include vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and drunken driving.
Syracuse police say her vehicle hit Robert Bevard of Liverpool as he walked near the entrance to Destiny USA on the night of Dec. 13. Officials say her license plate fell off at the scene, and police later arrested Alampi at her home.
Alampi told police she thought she had hit an object that looked like a tire.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.