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03-07-2002, 17:26 #1
Worst DUI I have heard about...
Man Left to Bleed to Death in Windshield
Thu Mar 7,11:43 AM ET
FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas nurse's aide faces murder charges after hitting a man as she drove and then letting him bleed to death over two to three days while he was trapped in her car's windshield, police said on Thursday.
Gregory Glen Biggs, 37, was hurled headfirst through the windshield by the impact, his broken legs lying across the car's hood, Fort Worth police spokesman Lt. Jesse Hernandez said.
Chante Mallard, 25, told investigators she panicked after hitting the man on a Fort Worth highway near her home one night last October. She drove to her house, parked the car in her garage and ignored his pleas for help, police said.
Biggs, who lived in a city homeless shelter, died of blood loss and shock over the course of two to three days, according to the coroner's report. He probably would have survived with medical attention, police said.
Mallard was arrested on Wednesday after police received a tip in the investigation that started with the discovery of Biggs' body in a park, where it was apparently dumped after he died.
"I'm going to have to come up with a new word. Indifferent isn't enough. Cruel isn't enough to say. Heartless? Inhumane? Maybe we've just redefined inhumanity here," Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Richard Alpert told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which first reported the arrest.
Mallard told police she had been drinking and taking the drug Ecstasy before the accident.
Police said a search of Mallard's home found the car still in the garage with the windshield broken and blood and hair evidence intact.
Maybe she was thinking she could send the body to a creamatory in GA?God Created Cops So Firefighters Could Have Heros!
03-07-2002, 20:02 #2alamo Guest
Man dies while stuck in windshield...
Texas woman charged with allowing hit-and-run victim to die in her broken windshield
(03-07) 13:37 PST FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) --
A nurse's aide hit a homeless man with her car, drove home with him stuck headfirst in her broken windshield and ignored his cries for help as he bled to death in her garage over the next two or three days, police say.
Chante Mallard allegedly told police she periodically went into the garage, apologizing to him but doing nothing to help.
Mallard, 25, was arrested on murder charges Wednesday and was later released on bond. She faces from five years to life in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
"I'm going to have to come up with a new word. Indifferent isn't enough. Cruel isn't enough to say," Tarrant County prosecutor Richard Alpert told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Heartless? Inhumane? Maybe we've just redefined inhumanity here."
Police said 37-year-old Gregory Biggs probably would have lived had he received immediate help. When the man finally died, Mallard and her friends put the stranger's body in the trunk of another car and dumped it in a park, authorities said.
Mallard allegedly told police she had been drinking and using the drug Ecstasy the night Biggs was hit. The impact hurled him headfirst through the windshield, leaving his broken legs protruding onto the hood.
With the man still lodged in the windshield, the woman panicked and drove a few miles to her Fort Worth home, parked her car in the garage and lowered the door as Biggs pleaded for help, according to police.
When Biggs' body was found Oct. 27, evidence pointed to a hit-and-run, investigators said.
Lt. David Burgess said police were contacted a few weeks ago by someone who said she heard Mallard at a party talking about the incident.
Mallard allegedly told a friend details when asked why she was no longer driving her car.
A search of Mallard's house turned up the damaged car with blood, hair and other evidence, authorities said. The car's seats were found in the back yard, and one had been burned.
Mallard's attorney, Mike Heiskell, said: "I think this is overreaching on the part of the prosecution and the police and, in the end, I believe the law will shake out that this was simply a case of failure to stop and render aid."
The medical examiner's office said Biggs suffered no internal injuries and apparently died from loss of blood and shock.
Mallard told investigators she went into the garage a few times and apologized to the victim, but never called for help as he pleaded with her. She wouldn't say why she wouldn't get help, Burgess said.
Charges may be filed against some of Mallard's friends who helped her take Biggs' body to the park, Burgess said. Police do not yet know if anyone besides Mallard knew about the man while he was still alive.
Medical examiner's records listed Biggs' address as a homeless shelter in Fort Worth. His mother, Meredith Biggs, said she had recently begun looking for him.
"How could she just leave him like that to die?" she told the Star-Telegram. "Drugs and alcohol wear off, so why didn't she get him some help? I should have prayed more."
03-07-2002, 20:43 #3Officer
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Unbelievable! What was she thinking???
03-08-2002, 11:01 #4Gar GuestMallard's attorney, Mike Heiskell, said: "I think this is overreaching on the part of the prosecution and the police and, in the end, I believe the law will shake out that this was simply a case of failure to stop and render aid."