Yankee/Red Sox Rivalry Goes Too Far, Yanks Fan Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder

NASHUA, N.H. -- A New Hampshire woman has been convicted of second-degree murder for hitting a man with her car after he taunted her for being a New York Yankees fan.

The Nashua Telegraph reports that jurors returned the guilty verdict against 45-year-old Ivonne Hernandez late Monday afternoon, a few hours after hearing closing arguments. She was accused of killing 29-year-old Matthew Beaudoin in a Nashua parking lot in May 2008.

Hernandez testified that she was terrified because Beaudoin and others harassed her about the Yankees sticker on her car and pounded on her windows when she made a comment about how many World Series they had won compared with the Boston Red Sox.

She denied telling police she was trying to scare Beaudoin and said she didn't mean to hit him.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2009 at 07:51 AM
    How did she hit him with her car when he was banging on her windows?
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:51 PM
    This poor woman, She's threatened to the point where she's fearing for her life and now she's going to prison, what a horrible miscarriage of justice. I see an appeal coming, The Attorney should have asked for a change of Venue, this type of trial in New England?!?!? how are you not going to get a beantown bias..

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