The mother of a carjacker who went on a killing rampage as he sped across the freeways of Orange County this past spring has been acquitted in her own criminal case.
Sarwat Syed, 43, was accused of causing an accident that injured a mother and her two young children and then fleeing the scene without offering to help the victims.
But jurors on Friday acquitted the woman of felony hit-and-run driving in the 2011 incident, the Orange County Register reported.
Syed was facing four years in state prison.
The woman's son, Ali Syed, dominated headlines in February when he went on a...