Woman Pleads Guilty After Running Down Abusive Boyfriend With Car

L.P. Phillips
March 27, 2018 - 6:21 am
 Lakinta Cosby

Credit: Dallas County Jail

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A woman who was accused of running her abusive boyfriend down with a car has pleaded guilty to a murder charge

A surveillance camera captured the video of Lakinta Cosby driving onto the sidewalk of Martin Luther King Boulevard and running over her boyfriend, Sherron Berry.

Reports say Berry had been abusive in their relationship. When Cosby pleaded guilty to running him down, she got a seven year prison term, just two years above the minimum. The penalty could have been life.

KRLD legal analyst Ed Klein says it's a trend in abuse cases. "She went further. She could have elected to use other means to escape" said Klein.

Klein says the jail time makes sense because Cosby took the law in her own hands when she could have driven past Berry and gone to a sheter for abused women.