An Alabama man has been indicted on more than a half dozen charges, including malice murder, after police say he repeatedly rammed and then ran over a 53-year-old Georgia grandmother in view of her family.
Dewey Calhoun Green, a 23-year-old resident of Pelham, Ala., has been indicted on malice murder and three counts each of felony murder and aggravated assault, according to AL.com. That indictment was handed down on July 25 in the Superior Court of Douglas County.
A preliminary court hearing for Greene was canceled Thursday in light of the indictment.
Green is charged in the June 25 death of Janice Pitts. Police say both Pitts and Green were in the southbound turn lane on Highway 5 at Douglas Boulevard in Douglasville, Ga., when, "for no apparent reason," Green rear-ended Pitts' vehicle three times.
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Green allegedly didn't stop, even as Pitts exited her vehicle. Green then "basically pinned her against her own vehicle as the daughter screamed and tried to get help, tried to get him to stop," Douglas DA Brian Fortner said, according to the Douglas County Sentinel.
When the woman collapsed, Fortner said Green ran over her a final time before losing control of his truck, at which point witnesses detained him. Green was immediately arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail, where he remains held without bail.
“Obviously in my opinion this guy wasn’t in his right mind -- whatever was going on with him, whether he was having a medical incident or he ended up being under the influence of something,” Douglasville Police Chief Chris Womack told the Sentinel in June.
Green's attorney claims Green was sober at the time of the accident. In June, police said that Green and Pitts did not know one another and that there was no immediate indication of road rage.
Witnesses include Pitts' daughter Iesha Davis, and 4-year-old grandson, Kemani Price, both passengers in Pitts' SUV.