From Past drug use gets Moreno Valley woman murder conviction in DUI case

A Moreno Valley woman has been convicted of murder in a 2017 driving-under-the-influence case in which she had previously been warned that her drug use could be used against her if she ever killed anyone while driving.

A jury on Wednesday, April 3, convicted Lillie Marie Gilbert, 54, of murder, driving under the influence of drugs causing injury with an enhancement of causing great bodily injury, felony hit-and-run and two misdemeanor charges: possession of a controlled substance and driving without a license, Riverside County Superior Court records show.

About 6:50 p.m. on May 16, 2017, Lindsay Rogers, 33, of Moreno Valley, and a man were walking in a crosswalk at Kitching Street and Brodiaea Avenue in Moreno Valley when they were hit by a vehicle, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. Both victims were taken to a hospital, where Rogers died.

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