An Oklahoma City woman accused of running over her boyfriend with her pickup will not face a murder charge in his death, prosecutors said Monday.
Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez, 26, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a felony.
Rodriguez was not charged with murder or manslaughter in the June 17 death of Delgado Jose Uriel Ontiveros, 25, because Ontiveros “did much to contribute to his own death,” First Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland said Monday.
Rodriguez, who is married to another man, told police Ontiveros held her captive for more than an hour before she was finally able to drive away from his house in the 3000 block of S Klein Avenue after a night of drinking and dancing, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The woman told police Ontiveros grabbed onto the pickup and tried to open the door as she drove away. Ontiveros, she said, hung onto the pickup while she drove down the street. He then dropped from the vehicle and was run over, according to the affidavit.
Ontiveros was found lying in the street near his house.
Ontiveros was taken to OU Medical Center, where he died.
Rodriguez said she drove to a convenience store to call 911 from a payphone, telling the dispatcher to send someone to check on Ontiveros because he was lying in the street and looked like he was dead, police reported.
“It appears he played the biggest part in his own death and the main crime she committed was fleeing from the scene,” Rowland said.