Chicago Woman Charged with Assault With Deadly Automobile

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Chicago Woman Charged with Assault With Deadly Automobile

Twenty-four-year-old Chynna Stapleton has been charged with first-degree murder in an incident that killed the daughter of a police officer, Chicago police say.

Stapleton was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty, police say, and she used the car as a weapon to run down 18-year-old Tatyanna Lewis, daughter of a Chicago police officer. Witnesses say Stapleton drove the SUV off the road and onto the sidewalk so she could ram the young woman into a tree. Reports say she backed up and repeatedly ran the Jeep over Lewis's body. 
Stapleton drove away after her attack on Lewis, police say, striking several more cars until she was apprehended. Pieces of wood were wedged into the car's smashed front bumper.

Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses say that Stapleton and Lewis had been fighting. There was bad blood between the two since the younger woman began dating Stapleton's ex, who was the father of her child. Stapleton made a social media post saying that Lewis had formed a romantic relationship with her ex.

Witnesses say a child was in the back seat of the Jeep when Stapleton was arrested shortly after the attack.




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