Calif. driver who hit pregnant woman gets prison

COMPTON, CA The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says Monica Mercado was sentenced Monday in a Compton court after being found guilty of one count each of second-degree murder and attempted murder.

On April 5, Mercado and a woman who was eight months pregnant got into an argument over a mutual boyfriend who was in Mercado's car. The boyfriend has two children with Mercado and was the father of the victim's baby.

The argument culminated with Mercado hitting the pregnant woman with her vehicle. The baby was born alive by Caesarian section but died of head trauma.

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