Woman Charged With Murder After Ramming Teen Into Tree
Unbelievable news coming out of Chicago…
Chynna Stapleton, 24, is facing first degree murder charges after she mowed down 18-year-old Tatyanna Lewis and repeatedly rammed her into a tree with her car.
Police say Tatyanna was dating the father of one of Chynna’s children and the women got into an argument on Facebook hours before the deadly encounter.
Via NBC News (Bay Area):
The incident occurred around 11:10 p.m. in the 11400 block of S. May Street in the city’s Morgan Park neighborhood, according to police.
Officials said Lewis and the 24-year-old woman were in a verbal argument when the woman entered an SUV and chased Lewis down the sidewalk.
She then crashed into the teen, repeatedly striking her against a tree before fleeing, authorities said.
Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
She died from multiple blunt-force injuries, the medical examiner found, and her death was ruled a homicide.
Bystanders said the SUV jumped the curb at a high rate of speed, tearing through the front lawn before the crash.
“As soon as I looked out my window I saw a girl being rammed into the tree, and ran over and backed over and over again,” said witness Brittany Patrick. “She hit my car, backing over the body and then backed back over the body and got away.”
Just hours before her death, Lewis had posted on Facebook about a possible impending confrontation, with neighbors saying the argument was over a man.
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