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October 20, 2017: Woman Charged with Murder, DUI For Crash in Santa Clarita

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Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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21-year-old woman was charged today with killing a 37-year-old mother of six in a DUI crash in Santa Clarita, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Alexia Alilah Cina (dob 9/12/96) of Canyon Country faces one felony count each of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content causing injury.

Case PA089771 includes allegations that Cina inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim, Katie Snyder Evans.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch.

On Oct. 6, the defendant was allegedly driving southbound on Golden Valley Road at a high rate of speed when she hit the center median and crashed into Evans’ vehicle on the northbound side of the road, prosecutors said.

Bail is scheduled at $2.1 million. If convicted as charged, Cina faces a possible maximum sentence of 18 years to life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clarita Station.