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California woman charged with murder in bicyclist’s death

November 7, 2018

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman has been charged with murder after police say she intentionally hit a bicyclist, killing her.

Sixty-one-year-old Sandra Wicksted of Claremont was charged Tuesday with murder in the death of 54-year-old Leslie Ann Pray. Prosecutors say she also was charged with four counts of attempted murder for trying to run over four other people before she hit Pray in Claremont just before noon Saturday.

Though police say they believe Wicksted intentionally hit Pray, they have not said why. Prosecutors say in their complaint that Wicksted’s actions were “willful, deliberate and premediated.”

It’s unclear whether Wicksted has an attorney. She has a court appearance set for Friday.

Wicksted is being held on $2 million bail.

If convicted of murder, she would face life in prison.

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