March 20, 2012
She was a soccer player, a graphic design student at Kutztown University, and a beloved daughter of a Warminster family.
On March 18, Christine McGhee, 23, died of severe brain injuries suffered in December 2008 during a hit-and-run involving her boyfriend, Michael Marrone of Evesham, N.J. He pushed her from his moving truck in a university parking lot during an argument, and she was dragged about 50 to 100 feet, according to the story in the Reading Eagle.
Berks County Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Kurland, who prosecuted Marrone, said Tuesday that her death could be ruled a murder, but it's too early to say.
"I'm limited in what I can say right now, but it is legally possible to have a charge of murder. Whether that happens still depends on what the evidence tells us. We're still in the process of going through the evidence," he said.
After a jury trial, Marrone was convicted of simple and aggravated assault and related offenses. He was sentenced in May 2010 to five to 20 years in prison and will be up for parole in three years.