Prosecutors in Bergen County, New Jersey, have charged a man with
murder in connection with the death of his former girlfriend. They assert that
when the 25-year-old woman refused to continue seeing him any further,
he became angry.
Police investigators claim that the 26-year-old arrestee ran her over with
his vehicle three times on the corner of Inwood Terrace and Anderson Avenue
in Fort Lee on the evening of Feb. 19, causing her death. He then allegedly
fled to Queens, New York, to a friend's apartment building where he
was arrested two days later in the early morning hours, and held in the
He was subsequently extradited to Bergen County.
He is being held in custody in lieu of $3 million in bail.
Investigators reported that he had his passport and a sum of money in his
possession when arrested, and they suggested he may have been planning
to travel abroad because of the accusations against him.
The man and his former girlfriend had reportedly had a troublesome dating
relationship for less than a year, and she broke it off approximately
a month ago. The two, at one point, resided together in an apartment in
close proximity to the George Washington Bridge. The deceased woman was
active as an artist, having painted murals in the Palisades Park Library's
children's reading room.
Prior news reports indicated that there were a number of eyewitnesses to
the woman's death, and questioned whether the incident was merely
a deadly accident or a deliberate hit-and-run.
After the incident, police were able to find a black Hyundai Sonata parked
approximately a mile away. They believe it is the car which hit the woman,
backing up and running over her again several times, according to witnesses.
Source: CBS News:
"Charles Ann, Man Accused Of Repeatedly Running Over Girlfriend, Extradited
To New Jersey," Feb. 24, 2012