On June 25, Janice Pitts, 53, was driving her daughter to work, when Dewey Green, 23, hit her car from behind. Her daughter, Lesha Davis, reported to police that Green kept hitting them. Davis's 4-year-old son was also in the car at the time.
Davis recalls that when her mother got out of the car to access the damage to her vehicle, Green hit her with his car. Pitts was trapped between the two vehicles, as her daughter banged on the windows screaming, “‘Please, you're crushing my mom, you're crushing my mom! Please, you're crushing my mom.” According to police, Green backed his car away only to run over Pitts again. She died on the scene.
Pitts was a breast cancer survivor, and police say that she was expecting another child. There appears to be no motive in the this killing.
Police report that Green appeared dazed, confused, and reeked of alcohol. Douglas County police highly suspect alcohol was involved in this incident. The results of Green's toxicology testing is pending.
As for his defense, he will not be able to raise the defense of intoxication to excuse his actions. In Georgia, voluntary intoxication is not a defense to a crime.
Green has been charged with Murder and Aggravated Assault. He could potentially face Feticide depending on how far Ms. Pitts had progressed in her pregnancy. If there is a racial element to this offense, he could be charged with a hate crime.
These facts portray a horrific scene and a heartbreaking example of road rage. This rage appears to have graduated into a full and intentional malice murder and feticide.
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