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Woman jailed for death of Ironton man up for parole

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A Boyd County, Ky., woman convicted in the death of an Ironton man will face a file review that could lead to her parole.

Pamela Trautner, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Justice Cabinet, said the file review for Dorothy Bryan, of Rush, Ky., is scheduled for late July.

Trautner said, based on the Kentucky Parole Board's recommendation, Bryan could be freed after serving two years of a 5-year sentence, or her release could be deferred, or she could be ordered to serve out the rest of her sentence. Bryan pleaded guilty May 30, 2000 of reckless homicide in the death of Albert Tomondi. She is serving her sentence in the Greenup County, Ky. Jail.

Ashland police say Bryan was driving the wrong way on a one-way street while intoxicated when her car collided with Tomondi's. Tomondi was critically injured

and died three days later at Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. The accident happened in late November of 1999.

In sentencing Bryan, Boyd County District Judge C. David Hagerman ordered Bryan to kick her substance abuse problem, noting that she had previously been convicted of marijuana, alcohol and crack cocaine charges. Teresa Moore/The Ironton Tribune