by: Tom Regan Updated:DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. —
A woman who police say ran over an innocent bystander after a heated argument with an ex-boyfriend made her first appearance Monday in Douglas County Superior Court.
Brehonna Turner, 23, is charged with murder and assault in the death of Alexandria Wells, 23, of Douglasville.
Investigators said Turner got in a fight with her ex-boyfriend at his Ashley Lane home Friday night. Witnesses told Channel 2 Action News
that Turner sprayed the boyfriend with Mace.
"All she had to do is leave. She pepper sprayed him in the
face, she just could have left the community," witness Tamisha Lee said.
Lee, who is a relative of the victim, told Channel 2's Tom Regan that the accused driver was about to leave the neighborhood, but suddenly raced back down the street and struck Wells, who went outside her home to investigate the loud argument.
Lee said she wasn't sure if the driver was attempting to strike her ex-boyfriend with the vehicle.
"In her frame of mind, she didn't care who was in the way. She backed up and ran over her again
," said Lee.
The coroner reported that Wells was pinned under the vehicle
and died on the scene as result of asphyxiation.
"She laid in her cousin's arms and took her last breath. It wasn't fair to take someone's life like that
," said Lee.
During her court appearance, Turner requested a court-appointed attorney.