A Utah teenager was found guilty on Saturday for her involvement in a January 2014 crime spree that spanned three counties and ended in a shootout with police, the Associated Press reports. One sheriff’s deputy was killed—as was her older boyfriend—and another wounded.
According to the AP, Meagan Grunwald’s 27-year-old boyfriend Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui had a warrant out for his arrest when Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride pulled the couple over. Garcia-Jauregui gave Wride a fake name, Wride grew suspicious, and Garcia-Jauregui fatally shot him.
Because she was 17 at the time, Grunwald is not eligible for the death penalty. She told the jury that, after he shot Wride, Garcia-Jauregui pointed the gun at her and told her to drive. Garcia-Jauregui was later killed in a shoot-out with police.
The two-week trial included testimony from a deputy shot in the head during the chase and a woman who pulled her child out of her car as it was stolen at gunpoint. Grunwald took the stand in her own defense, telling the jury that being in the car with Garcia-Jauregui was like looking at a devil.
But prosecutors sharply questioned her testimony, saying her story was rife with inconsistency and the only person who could refute it is dead.