Anna Reynosa found not guilty of most serious charge in fatal texting and driving case

Reynosa accused of vehicluar manslaughter

BAKERSFIELD - Jurors have returned a guilty and not-guilty verdict in the case against a Bakersfield woman, accused of killing a motorcyclist while texting and driving.

On Friday, the jurors returned two verdicts in the case. Reynosa was found not-guilty of felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

She faces a maximum of one year in jail.

Authorities said that in April 2012, Anna Reynosa  slammed her car into motorcyclist Charla Wilkins stopped at a red light.

Wilkins died as a result of the collision.

Reynosa was charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence for using her cell phone.

The defense for 22-year-old Reynosa wrapped up its closing arguments Wednesday.

Prosecutors originally offered a plea deal that would have imposed a maximum penalty of two years, but she rejected that offer.

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