Taunton woman sentenced in fatal hit-and-run
A Taunton woman involved in a fatal hit-and-run has been sentenced to serve up to four years in state prison.
Cecily Kilsby-Munafo, 20, recently pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to charges of leaving the scene of personal injury-death resulting and intimidation of a witness.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Kilsby-Munafo hit 36-year-old Michael Alfano with a Toyota Venza on Nov. 10, 2016 while he was riding his bike near the corner of Broadway and Washington Street in Taunton.
A press release noted that the co-defendant, Ryan O’Day, told Kilsby-Munafo to keep driving and she left the scene. They left Alfano in the road suffering from a severe head injury and he died as a result.
The release notes that Alfano's bike was lodged under Kilsby-Munafo's car, disabling it not far from the scene. O’Day then removed the bike, with Alfano's shoe becoming dislodged, as well.
"O’Day pushed the vehicle around the corner to Ms. Kilsby-Munafo’s apartment and hid the bicycle deep in the woods," according to the release. "He also threw the victim’s shoe into the woods."
Meanwhile, Kilsby-Munafo contacted authorities and attempted to mislead the investigation.
During the summer, O' Day received his sentence of two-and-a-half years in jail, with one year to serve and 18 months' probation.
Now, Kilsby-Munafo has been given a similar sentence, as she will serve two-and-a-half to four years.