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Woman accused of killing pedestrian who was struck, pinned beneath car

Ms. Brehonna Nicole Turner, 23, was charged with murder and aggravated assault in the death of a pedestrian who was struck and pinned beneath car in Douglasville, police said.
Ms. Brehonna Nicole Turner, 23, was charged with murder and aggravated assault in the death of a pedestrian who was struck and pinned beneath car in Douglasville, police said.
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A woman was killed after being intentionally run over and pinned beneath a vehicle at a Douglasville townhome.

And police on Sunday said they have charged the alleged driver, 23-year-old Brehonna Nicole Turner, of Ellenwood, with felony murder.

Ms. Alexandria Wells, 23, of Douglasville, was pronounced dead at 11:03 p.m. Friday, the Douglas County coroner said Monday.

“She died of vehicle asphyxiation,” Coroner Mr. Randy Daniel said. “She was pinned under the car and she couldn’t breathe.

“Apparently it was on purpose and it started in the apartment complex.”

Ms. Wells was standing outside the Ashley Oaks townhomes complex when she was allegedly hit by Ms. Turner shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, according to Douglasville Police Chief Chris Womack.

Witnesses told police the suspect was in a heated argument with her ex-boyfriend at the complex and sprayed him with pepper spray, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

She then got in her vehicle to leave the complex and allegedly ran into Ms. Wells, who was an innocent third party not involved in the domestic dispute, Chief Womack said.

Ms. Turner is in the Douglas County jail charged with felony murder and aggravated assault, Chief Womack said Sunday.

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