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Cape Girardeau woman charged with manslaughter

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Angelia Hanson
A Cape Girardeau woman was charged with manslaughter Friday after another woman was hit by a vehicle and killed.

Angelia J. Hanson, 29, 612 N. Fountain St., was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter by the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's Office after she allegedly ran over her lover and killed her.

In a probable-cause statement, Cape Girardeau Police Department patrolman David Templeton said evidence showed Hanson backed a Dodge Durango over Jody L. Lane, 43, outside their home at 612 N. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau.

Hanson told police she accidentally ran over Lane, with whom she was in a romantic relationship, after an argument between the two as the couple was getting ready to go to work. Police received a call at 7:51 a.m. of a woman who was struck by a car near the intersection of Fountain and Mill streets.

Lane was pronounced dead a short time later at Saint Francis Medical Center.

Templeton wrote in his statement that Hanson was upset and holding Lane when he arrived on the scene; Lane was unresponsive.

During an interview, Hanson told patrolman David Valentine the couple got into an argument while leaving for work. Lane originally was driving, but pulled back into the driveway and handed the keys to Hanson, who then climbed into the driver's seat and quickly backed up, the statement said.

Hanson, who has a suspended driver's license, believed she hit a curb as she backed out of the driveway in anger, according to the statement, but saw Lane lying in the road in her rearview mirror as she started to drive away. She stopped and ran to Lane, screaming for help, Hanson told police.

Templeton wrote the Durango dragged Lane underneath it and into the street after hitting her while Hanson was backing up. Lane was hit a second time when Hanson drove forward, Templeton wrote.

Bond for Hanson was set at $100,000. Hanson was charged with a class B felony for being a prior and persistent offender. According to the arrest warrant, Hanson has previous felony convictions for assaulting a law enforcement officer in 2005 and felony drug possession in 2011.

In April, she pleaded guilty to misdemeanors of making a false report and driving without a license. Hanson served 30 days in jail and paid a $50 fine.

No lawyer was listed for Hanson in online court records Friday.



Pertinent address:

612 N. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, MO

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"Bond for Hanson was set at $100,000. Hanson was charged with a class B felony for being a prior and persistent offender."

She has a prior manslaughter conviction???

-- Posted by winky5615 on Fri, Jul 19, 2013, at 5:18 PM


No, that means she has prior felony convictions.

-- Posted by Matt Sanders on Fri, Jul 19, 2013, at 5:21 PM

Hanson is certainly no choir girl but, if it happened as told, this sounds like an accident to me. I guess the fact that she has no license accounts for the felony charge whether an accident or not.

-- Posted by malan on Fri, Jul 19, 2013, at 7:27 PM

"ran over her lover"

I really don't understand why sexual preference was sensationalized.

-- Posted by Abatement on Sat, Jul 20, 2013, at 6:42 AM

That previous assault charge may be the reason , shows she has a pre-disposition to do violence intentionally.

Sounds plausible to run over someone once by accident while backing , to then go forwards without investigating could be intentional.

-- Posted by rockman54 on Sat, Jul 20, 2013, at 6:46 AM

If they were both going to work together why did she leave her "lover" behind? And a curb vs. a person is a big difference. Obviously she had anger issues before. So sad.

-- Posted by myopinioncounts2 on Sat, Jul 20, 2013, at 1:25 PM

and to think that Wallers' bail was only $68K. In California, I knew a guy that turned himself in for 2, non-violent, non accident DWIs. His bail was $250K x2 = $500K. The sheriffs department in El Dorado County California also claimed that they captured him! LOL.

-- Posted by cuincr on Sat, Jul 20, 2013, at 3:44 PM

The Heat is ON

-- Posted by falcon2412 on Sat, Jul 20, 2013, at 5:34 PM

this is a very sad and unfortunate situation

-- Posted by recovr1959 on Sat, Jul 20, 2013, at 7:57 PM

why the paper felt it appropriate to publish Ms. Lanes sexual orientation instead of the fact that Jody was the mother of three children (who lost their mom) a grandchild thats lost her grandma, and a retired nurse. Instead they choose to use terms like "lovers" (who even says that anymore)and why is that anyones business. It was not relavant information that needed to be shared to explain a horrible accident

-- Posted by cattie on Sat, Jul 20, 2013, at 10:48 PM

Normal for newspapers nowadays. Not pertinent information as to ones lifestyle.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 6:07 AM

Of course their relationship is relevant. Makes it a domestic violence crime.

-- Posted by Marion_Morrison on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 6:38 AM

So if I harm a relative in my home and harm a neighbor next door, it's a higher crime???????

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 8:35 AM

Uh huh. Domestic violence carries special penalties. If you're convicted of even misdemeanor domestic violence, you can't ever possess a gun again.

-- Posted by Marion_Morrison on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 9:05 AM

This is really a sad case regardless of their history of run ins with the law. Can you imagine running over someone you Love? The horror when the realization hits you? This was a tragic accident. Prosecutors are getting too damned "hang 'em high" happy. Accidents happen. Anger or no anger. Children are run over by their parents, brakes go out on a car and you hit someone and kill them, you are agitated when you leave work and in thinking of the situation, run over a person on a bicycle crossing the street. Horrible things happen to both bad and good people. I am sure this young lady is devastated and I cannot help but feel for her. Prison is not the answer. She will suffer enough with just the remembrance of the scene.

-- Posted by momspoppies on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 9:53 AM

My spelling is not the best but my heart is in the right place.

I have known this young lady since birth.She has been in and out of the system.

With a mother who was on drugs and alcohol. a father who watched sex on his TV and porno on his computer sex bull at the same time. while the girls Angelina Hansen and her sister running wild.

Many times I found the girls roming the town In Oregon where they lived one time shope lifting in a Safeway store. Made them put it all back and seen them out the door. Tried to make them aware of the conseqinces but attention they wanted , and attention I guess they where going to get.

I have been to CSD. many times with and without the parents trying to get help for these girls and family.

The Mother moved to Mo. and many years later Angelina moved there hopping to find a mother who would be there for her and help guide her even though she knew that her mother had never been there for her before this.

The Mother was not a bad person just a victume to drugs ,alcahole and what ever she could find to get into, for exceptence from pears around her.

She has stayed in contact with me by phone and sometimes a visit and I still to this day tell it to her straight and try to help her. I love this family. I would like to add here that Angelinas mother has found help and is now going in the right direction.She has been sober and without drugs for 17 years and doing remarkable.I love these people my HEART goes out to them.

Childrens services took the children several times and gave them back to the father and / or the mother knowing it could and would never work. The last time they gave the children to their dad they turned their back upon those children and never gave them check backs to make sure they where being taken care of, the shape of the house or if they where doing ok or not.

I am so saddened for Angelina knowing the hell she has indoered through the years of her young life.

I talked with her prayed with her tried to make sence to her and someone was always there to take her in a direction that sounded better to her.

Shame upon that Jody, AlthoghI feel pain for her children and family. she was taking her children down a sinnfull path that lead Jody Bless her soul to the place where she is today.

I also have talked to Jody who was almost twice the age of Angelina. Jody drawing Angelina to her with the attention that Angelina was looking for and was not getting anywhere else.

Just wanted to add a little lite on this young lady.

She will be tried and I hope that the system dose not let her down again. But gives her the path to help her find the truth in what life is, and what it has to offer. this girl is confused she has two brothers living in a faster care setting and has to be watched cause of their mental conditions and I believe that Angelina needed the same treatment of help. Not a woman who would lead her down another path even more confusing and more unsurance. a woman more than old enough to be her MOTHER.

God walk with all in this dramatic time and bless those who are chosen to help Angelina with all her illnesses and unasurance. Help them to make right choices in her future and Let her short comings become a lessen to her to draw closer to God and his word.

-- Posted by I know this young lady on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 3:36 PM

Why was she not charged with Vehicular Homicide????

-- Posted by Peedo on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 3:45 PM

You have made a GREAT MISTAKE. I am ( I know this young lady) I posted the letter you put was from

momspoppies on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 9:53 AM

Please correct this mistake I will be keeping watch. Thank you

I know this young lady

-- Posted by I know this young lady on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 4:04 PM

Posted by I know this young lady on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 3:36 PM

Why was she not charged with Vehicular Homicide????

This was NOT my coment

-- Posted by I know this young lady on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 4:06 PM

Look what the media did to George Zimmerman, Paula Dean, and on and on. The national media well get on you till the destroy ho ever they get after.

-- Posted by ssinteriors on Wed, Jul 24, 2013, at 6:56 AM

To the person that said shame on that Jody... I would like to say shame on you! Jody was a great person loving mother and great friend! To insinuate that it was her fault that she is where she is is not only disrespectful but hat!eful! To say she was leading her children down a sinful path? Why because she was a lesbian? Angel fell for her because she was such a loving and caring person! The only person to blame for Jody's death is Angel..she was not paying attention and was careless. Even if Angel had a rough childhood does not excuse the fact that a woman is dead,3 children are without a mother,and a baby will never get to see her grandmother again...my heart thoughts and prayers are with Jody's children,grandchild,family,and friends during this difficult time

-- Posted by treseab on Sat, Jul 27, 2013, at 12:23 PM

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