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Police: Driver Meant to Run Over and Kill Woman, Toddler

A Baltimore woman faces murder charges after authorities say she became so enraged during an argument that she used her car to run over a woman and toddler, killing them both.

A Baltimore woman faces murder charges after authorities say she became so enraged during an argument that she used her car to run over a woman and toddler, killing them both. Credit: Screenshot from WBAL TV
A Baltimore woman faces murder charges after authorities say she became so enraged during an argument that she used her car to run over a woman and toddler, killing them both. Credit: Screenshot from WBAL TV

A Baltimore woman faces murder charges after authorities say she became so enraged during an argument that she used her car to run over a woman and toddler, killing them both.

A 7-year-old girl was also injured in the west Baltimore hit-and-run that happened about 9 p.m. Tuesday at Franklin and Monroe streets.

Baltimore police on Wednesday night charged Lucresha Mints, 28, in the deaths of Latoyah Skipwith, 25, and 2-year-old Joshua Carter, along with the assault on the unidentified 7-year-old girl, reports WBAL TV. Mints and Skipwith reportedly argued, then authorities say Mints got into her car, aimed it at Skipwith and drove down the sidewalk, running over the three victims.

The 7-year-old was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the TV station said.

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Shonice Mcdowell, the mother of Joshua Carter, told The Baltimore Sun said she saw blood pouring from the youngster’s body. "It was the most horrible scene," Mcdowell said. "I couldn't believe this was happening to my child."

Witnesses told the newspaper Mints had confronted Skipwith about a man they both knew. 

Mints was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, one count of attempted second-degree murder, three counts each of first- and second-degree assault and various traffic-related infractions. She is being held without bond awaiting a June 27 preliminary hearing.

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Earlier this month Mints was arrested following another fight, WBAL says.

Charging documents show that on May 4, Mints was charged with assault for beating a 12-year-old girl. She allegedly "began kicking the girl in the face and stomped on her nose causing severe bruising and swelling to most of her face," records say.

Linda Hoffecker June 25, 2014 at 05:43 PM
Some people have no conscience so sitting in prison thinking about it will mean nothing except getting caught for the hideous crimes. Too bad the waiting time is so long.. In the old days, this would have been settled ASAP from nearest tree. But, we don't live then, so...how sad.
Steven Spiegel June 25, 2014 at 08:07 PM
I don't believe how mean and cold hearted people are these days . I deal with the public on daily basis and it seems as though not many people care about nothing but themselves . There are few And far between that think like I do . And that is to treat people as you would like to be treated . If only that woman would have had the same way of thinking as I do she would have never did what she did . I just cant understand how someone can run over a Baby or anyone for that matter .
M. Sullivan June 26, 2014 at 12:26 AM
Wild, uncontrolled violence is the automatic, natural reaction of certain unevolved and uncivilized members of our population. This explains how Baltimore has become such a toilet. Just look at the demographics.
Steelersfan June 26, 2014 at 04:21 PM
Oh brother...not another racist comment. It's not a demographics thing. It's an individuals choice to do something so horrible. That's like saying a certain demographic commit all of the investment fraud that occurs in the country. Stop blaming demographics. GEEZ
Ken Briggs June 29, 2014 at 06:33 PM
this gal should get life in prison, but some lawyer will try to get her off . so then put her in a nut hospital for life .

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