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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - On Thursday, 26-year-old Kylee Barletto entered the courtroom in hand cuffs and leg restraints and was visibly nervous and distraught.

She stood quietly as the prosecutor read the charges filed against her in a warrant from Lawrence County, Pa.

Barletto is charged with manslaughter of a law enforcement officer, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, fleeing and eluding involving a death and wreck less endangerment.

Pennsylvania authorities say that Barletto, who was driving without a valid license was attempting to flee from police when her car crashed broadside into the cruiser, carrying officer McCarthy and a second patrolman.

Judge James Evens asked Barletto if she understood the charges against her and if it was her decision to sign a waiver of extradition and be returned to Lawrence County.

James Ecker of Pittsburgh is Barletto's attorney.

"She's very happy to have waived it, so that she knows she'll be going back to New Castle very soon and we can deal with the problems we have in New Castle," Ecker says.

Barletto was released from St. Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday and her attorney described her as devastated both mentally and physically.

"I saw her on Sunday in the hospital and she was really in bad shape today downstairs. She was crying fairly hysterically," Ecker says.

Ecker says it's just a sad situation.

"I just feel very very bad for the two officers and I feel very, very bad for my client," Ecker says.

Barletto will return to Lawrence County for an arraignment, bond hearing, and a preliminary hearing.

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