Detra Farries pleads not guilty to manslaughter in dragging death of tow-truck driver Allen Rose

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This morning, Detra Farries pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and several other charges in relation to one of the most gruesome incidents in recent memory.

The victim: Colorado Springs tow-truck driver Allen Rose, who was dragged over a mile to his death.

Last February, Rose, a married father of two, was hooking his truck to a sports-utility vehicle when the driver -- allegedly Farries -- decided to make a run for it. Unfortunately, at least one of Rose's legs got stuck in a cable attached to the SUV.

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Allen Rose.
According to horrified witnesses, Rose was screaming as he was dragged approximately 1.2 miles from where he'd originally hooked up to the vehicle. Blood stained the roadway, and various personal effects, including a cap and a wallet, were found along the deadly path -- which makes it all the more remarkable that Rose was still alive when he was found. However, he subsequently died at an area hospital of what the coroner described as "blunt-force trauma."

It didn't take police long to track down Farries, now 33, whose estranged husband, Terroll Farries, was sentenced to four years in regard to his own hit-and-run case, which took place in Denver circa 2008. She'd earlier made news in the Colorado Springs area after her brother died in a stabbing incident following an argument she tried unsuccessfully to break up.

In the immediate aftermath of Farries's arrest, her niece told local media her aunt didn't know she was dragging anyone -- her likely defense against felony charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and manslaughter. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, she remains in El Paso County jail on $25,000 bond, and is scheduled to go on trial November 7.

Below, take a larger look at her mug shot:

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Detra Farries.
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MGW12
MGW12

Why does this have to be about white and black or male and female?  The point is that SOMEONE dragged a HUMAN BEING over a mile to his death.  All because he was doing his J-O-B and she obviously wasn't doing what she was suppose to be doing which I assume is making her truck payments.  "She was not aware she was dragging anyone behind"? If she was trying to "get away" and prevent her truck from being towed, who's buying that story that she didn't even look in her rear view mirror? In her mugshot she appears to be smurking like she doesn't even give a damn.

The Unadahmer
The Unadahmer

This doesn't make much sense.  When some white guys dragged a black guy to death in Texas, it was all over the national news.  Now a black person is the guilty party in the same sort of case and I haven't heard a peep about this in the mainstream, non-Internet media.

The Lady Magic
The Lady Magic

when  Mr. Byrd was killed in Texas, it was a planned attack on him , to murder him , because some one else did-not like the color of his tan. the one and it  only thing on his killers agenda was to take his life. while this man is still just as dead as Mr.Byrd, the only thing on her day planner was to get out of a parking ticket. it was stupid and it was wrong, but there is no evidence that she had any desire to kill Mr.Rose. 

Kasey Carter
Kasey Carter

Someone needs to tie her to the back of a vehicle and drag her black behind across a couple miles of gravel! ON HER FACE and they can tie KUEI up with her!!!

Bryan
Bryan

I am constantly astounded and profoundly appalled at the depths of selfishness and irresponsibility adult human beings display. What could she possibly have thought the result was going to be? And even at the best acceleration, it would have taken her over a minute to drive that mile, with the tow-truck driver screaming at the top of his lungs at least part of the way. 

Now his wife has no husband, his kids have no dad. Let's hope the SUV driver gets 40 or so years in noisy concrete halls to reflect on her utter failure as a human being.

Colosrgsvtgirl
Colosrgsvtgirl

Mrs. Rose and her 2 kids live across the street from me.  I've talked to her about this in length.  It is such a sad story.  There is no way that she did not know she was dragging him.  People were driving along side her yelling at her and she flipped them the bird.

Pete Zeigler
Pete Zeigler

I agree. People are devolving into solitary hole dwellers that have no concept of sacrifice or self control. Since we live in an age of endless firsts for humanity, there is not much to gauge against in order to even attempt a guess at the final outcome.

All I know is humans are slaves to fads and styles. If for some reason it ever became "fashionable" for people to display humility and self sacrifice, then the masses might bring about a new en-lighted age. Or self adoration will continue it meteoric rise to the point we will have created a living hell that will make the dark ages look like paradise in contrast.

Why is selfishness so popular? I haven't a clue. But I am convinced that it can destroy everything humanity has managed to get right over the last 250,000 years.  

Kuei
Kuei

If this is one of those idiots who impounds your vehicle for ridiculous fees, I have no sympathy.

Tscott212
Tscott212

Kuei is a moronic embarassment to the human race. He should be captivated and fed pig excrement for the rest if his natural life

Kasey Carter
Kasey Carter

Of COURSE you don't. A little small below your belt are ya? Jack-wad imbecile.

ForlornW
ForlornW

Because the proper way to contest the fees isn't in court, it's by torturing some employee of the company to death.  What a stupid sentiment.

Kuei
Kuei

Oh that's right. You are an american. This means you have no job, and have no difficulty taking one or two days off of work to contest fees that you will probably have no chance in winning anyway. Not to mention the time you will have to take off to get your car. Yeah, those rose colored lenses in your half in thick glasses work well, don't they?

Kuei is a d-bag
Kuei is a d-bag

Really Kuei. Bagging on Americans? Why the hell are you reading an American mag/website? I'm pretty sure your picture was just added to Wikipedia on the Troll page. I hope you mom disconnects the internet in your trailer and you have to move out and get a job. As for your Thai wife, the poor misfortunate thai "masseuse" you pay to rub one out for you doesn't count as a wife. Sorry to hurt your feelings but its true..... 

Vanessa Scalia
Vanessa Scalia

Well if you were a man, your point would have merit. 

Vanessa Scalia
Vanessa Scalia

Please do not procreate. You have enough stupidity on your own. We do not need more of you

drexelthemagnificent
drexelthemagnificent

Hey Loser, Stop lying about having a wife, beautiful or otherwise, and face your shitty life. "I just got done making shrimp fried rice for my blow-up sex doll" is more like it. I bet you live in a shotgun shack somewhere in New Jersey and smell your fingers a lot.

Garethb
Garethb

You're a piece of shit.  Hope some nasty shit happens to you such as this.

Vanessa
Vanessa

Ah! You're more stupid than I thought as I was not attacking your imaginary wife, but you. Better luck next time. 

Kuei
Kuei

Looky looky. An american woman attacks a foreign woman out of fear and jealousy. Nope never saw that before. Typical, stupid american woman. Sorry you can't compete. It's like I said before, NOBODY wants american women. They are complete trash. They are known around the globe for being completely disgusting, amoral and a burden to men.

ForlornW
ForlornW

I'm fine, actually, but thanks for worrying.  :)  It's interesting the assumptions you keep making though - you get all pissy because I said I don't have a problem with stupid people breeding, but then you go and make it clear you're just not that bright.

Vanessa
Vanessa

Its easy to "miss a point" when the one making it can't grasp the concept of grammar. 

Vanessa
Vanessa

Hey fellow American! Did you pay her up front? Or are you doing an installment plan? 

Kuei
Kuei

I just got done making shrimp fried rice (Kuei style)wife for my beautiful Thai wife. And, I still have a job. I'm guessing you have no hatred for the stupidity breeding in america, no beautiful Thai wife, no job and no shrimp fried rice (Kuei style). It must suck to be you.

ForlornW
ForlornW

What on earth would that have to do with it not being ok to drag someone agonizingly to their death?  You've very weird priorities.  You wouldn't have a job long if you actually did things like this, so you're just posting as if you would to be a dick.

Kuei
Kuei

He has no problem taking days off work because he has no job. EXACTLY as I stated. You missed the point. NEXT!

jason l
jason l

I wish your parents were pro choice.

Bryan
Bryan

So, which is it? He doesn't have a job This means you have no job or he has a job taking one or two days off of work? You separated the phrases with "and" suggesting he both has a job and doesn't have a job. And just because he writes in English, assuming ForlornW is, in fact, a "he", doesn't mean he's American. Could be Canadian, Australian, English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Belizean, or from any one of a number of Pacific or Atlantic island nations. 

Not-ur-fool
Not-ur-fool

He-she always does this; just another silly troll with a juvenile need to get attention.

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