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1st-degree murder conviction sought in crash death

November 6, 2018

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to seek a first-degree murder conviction against a northwestern Pennsylvania woman accused of intentionally hitting another woman with her vehicle after an argument at a gas station.

The Erie Times-News reports that Erie County prosecutors allege that 24-year-old Rebecca Frick struck 38-year-old Michelle Muir early Aug. 24 after the two women argued about Muir’s dog.

Muir’s boyfriend testified Tuesday that he saw the defendant’s car speeding without lights and the driver screaming obscenities before she struck the victim, who died at a hospital the next day. Her dog sustained a minor injury.

A detective testified that Frick told investigators that Muir and her boyfriend were blocking the roadway and banging on her vehicle. Her attorney said he will review prosecution materials before deciding on pretrial motions.

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Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

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