New Castle woman pleads guilty in pursuit death of police officer
A New Castle woman will spend between five and 10 years in state prison for killing a Lawrence County law enforcement officer during a chase last May, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
Kylee Barletto, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter of a law enforcement officer, homicide by vehicle, fleeing an officer, aggravated assault and related offenses for the May 2, 2013 death of William J. McCarthy IV, a Lawrence County detective, county humane officer, and part-time officer for Shenango.
State police said New Castle police tried to stop Barletto when they saw her driving erratically, sparking a brief chase through the city. Shenango officer Michael Lynch responded to help, with McCarthy his passenger. Police said Barletto ran a stop sign and hit Lynch's cruiser on the passenger side, killing McCarthy and injuring Lynch. Barletto told police at the time of the chase that she didn't stop because her license had been suspended.
Barletto was sentenced by Lawrence County Judge J. Craig Cox.
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