Man accused of killing pregnant woman appears in court

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Dewey Green made his first court appearance Friday and faces charges of aggravated assault, battery and felony murder for causing the death of Janice Pitts.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - The family of a mother who was run over and killed, was in the courtroom as the suspected driver listened to the charges he faces.

Channel 2’s Tom Regan was in the courtroom Friday and said the suspect didn’t have much to say.

A 52-year-old driver was struck and killed in a case of road rage. When she stopped in a turn lane, a driver in a truck began hitting the rear of her vehicle, apparently for no reason.

As Dewey Green, 23, the accused truck-driver, made his first court appearance Friday, he showed little outward emotion.

Green faces charges of aggravated assault, battery and felony murder for causing the death of Janice Pitts.

When she and her daughter got out to find out what was going on, District Attorney Brian Fortner explained what happened next.

"The defendant basically floored the truck and pinned her against her own vehicle," Fortner said.

“'I jumped on his car and I'm banging on the window, ‘Please you’re crushing my mom, please you're crushing my mom.’ And he wouldn't look at me. He just kept his face straight and kept his foot on the gas,” Lesha Davis said.

Davis was in her mom’s SUV with her 4-year-old son and said Green then backed up, her mom fell to her side and the driver ran over her.

“'His two passenger tires, the big old tires, ran my mother over and he just went straight and after that I just completely lost it," Davis said.

Officials said Green drove up a hill and lost control of his truck. Witnesses rushed over and grabbed his keys.

Reagan tried to speak with one of Green’s family members who were in court, but a woman only said, “No comment, Dewey is an awesome person.”

“'I don’t understand why. I don't understand why we were just at the light,” Davis said. “My mother was a two time breast cancer survivor. For her to survive breast cancer and for her to be taken that way."

Police said Green reeked of alcohol but has not been charged with DUI. Since the victim was pregnant, Green could face an additional charge of feticide.