Hit-and-run death suspect extradited back to Boise

BOISE -- A woman accused of intentionally running down a man with her car in a Boise parking lot earlier this year is back in Idaho to face charges.

La Porsha Viola Ann Merritt, 27, was booked into the Ada County Jail Friday night on one felony count of voluntary manslaughter.

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Police say Merritt and the victim, 28-year-old Pascal Baredetse, had gotten into an argument before Merritt ran him over with her car in the parking lot of a La Quinta Inn and Suites on Vista Avenue in the early hours of May 15. Witnesses say Baredetse had been pounding on the vehicle's window shortly before he was struck.

Baredetse died form his injuries later that day.

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Police say Merritt left town, and was not arrested for nearly five months. She was captured in Scottsdale, Arizona on Oct. 4.

Merritt is due to appear in court Monday afternoon. If convicted of voluntary manslaughter, she could face up to 15 years in prison. 

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